Schwartz, Anna Jacobson

Schwartz, Anna Jacobson, 1915–2012, American research economist and financial historian, b. the Bronx, N.Y., grad. Barnard (B.A. 1934), Columbia (M.A. 1935, Ph.D. 1964). An outstanding exponent of monetarism, Schwartz is best known for the three works on American financial history she wrote with Milton Friedman, especially A Monetary History of the United States, 1867–1960 (1963). She was a research economist at the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (1936), Columbia's Social Science Research Council (1936–41), and then the National Bureau of Economic Research, where she remained for more than 70 years. In the 1950s and 60s she taught at several New York City colleges and universities. She also wrote Money in Historical Perspective (1987), and wrote, cowrote, or edited other books and dozens of articles and reviews in economics.

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