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, 1989
Public economics, economics of education, urban economics
Amy Ellen Schwartz is a Professor of Economics and Public
Administration and International Affairs, the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair
in Public Affairs, and a Senior Research Associate in the Center for Policy Research. Her research interests span issues in education policy,
urban economics, and public finance. Current
projects include a study of the role of transportation on school choice,
commuting, and student outcomes; an examination of the impact of housing
vouchers on school access and academic outcomes; a study of how neighborhood
crime shapes students success and the link between the retail and built
environment on children’s success; and an investigation of school food and
special education programs. Her
work has been published in a range of journals and her research has been funded
through grants from foundations and various federal agencies. Amy serves
on the editorial board of Regional
Science and Urban Economics and is the Editor of Education Finance and Policy. Full Biography
Economics of Education
Research Grants and Awards
Co-Principal Investigator. “School Choice Policy Research Center: A
National Research Partnership to Improve School Choice for Disadvantaged
Students.” Funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES)/DOE. 2016-2023.
Principal Investigator. “Between Home and School: The School Bus and
Student Outcomes.” Funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). 2017-2019.
Co-Principal Investigator. "The Impact of the Built Environment on Child BMI." with Brian Ebel. Funded by New York University (NYU)/National Institute of Health (NIH). 2016-2021.
Co-Principal Investigator. “Special Education Policy Reforms: Equal Opportunity at Last?” Funded by New York University (NYU)/Spencer Foundation. 2015-2017.
Co-Principal Investigator. “Impact of the Food Environment on Child Body Mass Index,” with Brian Ebel. Funded by New York University (NYU) /National Institute of Health (NIH). 2013-2017.