American economistDied when: 96 years 223 days (1159 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio
Anna Jacobson Schwartz (pronounced ;November 11, 1915 – June 21, 2012) 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.
Paul Krugman once said that Schwartz is "one of the world's greatest monetary scholars." Schwartz collaborated with Nobel laureate Milton Friedman on A Monetary History of the United States, 1867–1960, which was published in 1963. This book placed the blame for the Great Depression at the door of the Federal Reserve System.
Robert J.Shiller describes the book as the "most influential account" of the Great Depression.She was also president of the Western Economic Association International in 1988. Schwartz was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 2013.