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Amy Ellen Schwartz

Amy Ellen Schwartz is Professor Emeritus at New York University, and the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Schwartz is also a Professor of Economics and Public Administration and International Affairs, and a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Policy Research at Syracuse University. Her research interests span a broad range of issues in education policy, urban economics, and public finance. Previous work has considered infrastructure investment and economic growth; the impact of public interventions (such as housing investment, business improvement districts or charter schools) on property values; intergovernmental aid; and the consequences of education reform. 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.

Professor Schwartz’s work has been published in a range of journals. Her research has been funded through grants from federal agencies, such as the Institute for Education Sciences, the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and foundations, including the Spencer Foundation, Macarthur Foundation, and WT Grant Foundation. In 2009, she served as the President of the Association for Education Finance and Policy. Professor Schwartz is currently on the editorial board of Regional Science and Urban Economics and is the Editor of Education Finance and Policy. Amy received her Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University in 1989.