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Early Childhood Initiative Lecture featuring Amy Ellen Schwartz


Amy Ellen Schwartz

Amy Ellen Schwartz is the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. She is professor and chair of economics and professor of public administration and international affairs. She is also an emeritus professor of public policy, education and economics at NYU. Schwartz is a leading expert on the use of large-scale administrative micro-data sets for policy research, drawing on more than twenty years of collaborative research using detailed micro-data on New York City public school children, buildings, resources, neighborhoods, retail establishments and taxation. 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. Current IES-funded work examines the link between transportation, school choice, commuting and student outcomes using unique microdata on New York City public school children. Other work examines the impacts of housing (e.g. vouchers, public housing), neighborhood crime and special education, among others. Schwartz is a co-PI and director of transportation research for the IES-funded National Center for Research on Education Access and Choice. 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. She received her Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University. The Early Childhood Initiative seeks to bring together scholars to address early childhood challenges and produce world-class scholarship that will help maximize the potential of all children during their early years.


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