Schwartz, Anna Jacobson (1915–)

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Schwartz, Anna Jacobson (1915–)

American economist. Born Nov 11, 1915 in New York, NY; Barnard College, BA, 1934; Columbia University, MA, 1935, PhD, 1964; married; children: 4.

Conducted research in economic history and international monetary system at Columbia University and National Bureau of Economic Research; with Milton Friedman, wrote A Monetary History of the United States, 1867–1960 (1963) and The Great Contraction, 1929–1933 (1965); wrote other works on international monetary system, gold standard, and international lending; was staff director of US Commission on the Role of Gold in the Domestic and International Monetary System.