Amy Ellen Schwartz is a Professor of Economics and Public Administration and International Affairs and a Senior Research Associate in the Center for Policy Research. Schwartz is also the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs. Her research spans a broad range in education policy and urban economics, focusing on the nexus of schools, neighborhoods and public services. Current projects include a study of the role of transportation on school choice, commuting, and student outcomes using unique microdata on New York City public school children; 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. Schwartz’s past research has considered infrastructure investment, school finance, school reform, and the causes and solutions to educational inequality.
Schwartz’s work has been published in leading journals including The Journal of Urban Economics, American Economic Review, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, and Education Finance and Policy. She serves on the editorial board of Regional Science and Urban Economics and is the Editor of Education Finance and Policy. Prior to joining Maxwell, she was the Director of the Institute for Education and Social Policy and Professor of Public Policy, Education and Economics at NYU. Schwartz received her Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University in 1989.
Professor of Economics and Public Administration and International Affairs
Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs
Senior Research Associate
Center for Policy Research
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