Amy Ellen Schwartz
Professor, Economics and Public Administration and International Affairs; Chair, Economics
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, health economics
ECN 720.002 Economics of Education, We 2:15-5:00, Maxwell 111
Amy Ellen Schwartz is a Professor of Economics, Public
Administration and International Affairs and the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair
in Public Affairs at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School. She is also an Emeritus Professor of Public Policy, Education, and Economics at NYU. Professor Schwartz is a co-PI and director of Transportation Research
for the IES-funded National Center for Research on Education Access and Choice. Her research spans a broad range of topics in education policy
and urban economics, focusing on the nexus of schools, neighborhoods, and
public services and the causes and consequences of children’s academic, social,
and health outcomes. She serves on various editorial
boards, including Regional Science and
Urban Economics, PLOS-One, and Education Finance and Policy and was
the editor of Education Finance and
Policy from 2014-2019. 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). 2017-2020.
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.