14 Facts About Anna Schwartz


Anna Jacobson Schwartz was an American economist who worked at the National Bureau of Economic Research in New York City and a writer for The New York Times.


Anna Schwartz was president of the Western Economic Association International in 1988.


Anna Schwartz was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 2013.


Anna Schwartz graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Barnard College at 18 and gained her master's degree in economics from Columbia University in 1935, at 19.


Anna Schwartz started her career as a professional economist one year later.


Anna Schwartz worked in the New York City office of that organization for the rest of her life.


Anna Schwartz was named a distinguished fellow of the American Economic Association and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


In particular, Anna Schwartz indicated that she had, in the light of recent theoretical and empirical research, revised her view of the importance of monetary policy and her interpretation of interest rate movements.


Anna Schwartz has done work outside of the United States.


Anna Schwartz commented on papers, suggested lines of approach, came and spoke to students and at academic conferences where the work was discussed.


Anna Schwartz was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2007.


Anna Schwartz continued commenting on economic affairs until the financial crisis of the first decade of the 21st century, and criticized the government's response to it, such as Ben Bernanke's support for bailouts and persistently-low interest rates.


Anna Schwartz died on June 21,2012, in her home in Manhattan, New York, aged 96.


Anna Schwartz was survived by four children as well as seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.