Amy Ellen Schwartz
Professor, Economics and Public Administration and International Affairs
426 Eggers Hall
Amy Ellen Schwartz CV
Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs
Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research
Ph.D., Economics, Columbia University
Public economics, economics of education, urban economics
Amy Ellen Schwartz is a Professor
of Economics and Public Administration and International Affairs, and the
Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs, and Director of the Institute
for Education and Social Policy at New York University. Her research interests
span issues in education policy, urban economics, and public finance. Current
projects include an investigation of student mobility; the impact of
neighborhood crime on student performance; the link between neighborhoods,
schools and child obesity; and the impact of housing vouchers on residential
location decisions and children’s educational outcomes. Her
work has been published in a range of journals and her research has been funded
through grants from various federal agencies. In 2009, she served as the
President of the Association for Education Finance and Policy and is currently
on the editorial board of Regional Science and Urban Economics and is
the Editor of Education Finance and Policy.
Economics of Education
Research Grants and Awards
"The Impact of the Built Environment on Child BMI," NYU/NIH. September 2016-June 2021.
“Special Education Policy Reforms: Equal Opportunity at Last?” NYU/Spencer Foundation, January 2015 – December 2017.
“Impact of the Food Environment on Child Body Mass Index,” NYU/NIH, September 2013 – August 2017.
“Can (E)mail Improve the Effectiveness of BMI Reporting?” The Poverty Action Lab, April 2015 – December 2016.
“The Impact of School Food Policy on Childhood Obesity,” NYU/NIH, February 2015 – March 2016.