Amy Ellen Schwartz is Professor of Public Policy, Education, and Economics and Director of the NYU Institute for Education and Social Policy. She teaches courses in public finance and policy at both Wagner and The Steinhardt School of Education. Her research is primarily in applied econometrics, focusing on issues in urban policy and education policy and finance. Current research in K12 education examines the education of immigrant children in New York City; the race gap in test scores; and the impact of school organization and school size on student performance. Her work on economic development in New York City investigates the impact of Business Improvement Districts on property values. Previous research has examined the cost of college, evaluated the role of public infrastructure in determining state output, growth, and employment, and other issues in public finance. Professor Schwartz's research has been published in the American Economic Review, The Journal of Human Resources, National Tax Journal, and Journal of Public Economics. In addition, Professor Schwartz has consulted on various issues of economic and tax policy for non-profit organizations and governments. Professor Schwartz received her Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University.