Amy Ellen Schwartz

Professor, Economics and Public Administration and International Affairs


Contact Information

426 Eggers Hall
(315) 443-9362
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Staff Support
Katrina Fiacchi
(315) 443-9040

Curriculum Vitae
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


Fall 2018

PAI 810.003 Advanced Seminar: Policy and Administration, Th 12:00-2:00, 209 Eggers Hall


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. Full Biography


Selected Papers

Research Interests

Public Economics

Economics of Education

Urban Economics

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.