Elizabeth Schwartz

Assistant Professor


SN 2040
Department of Political Science, Science Building
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 Canada

Telephone: (709) 864-8303
Email: eschwartz[at]mun[dot]ca


BPAPM Hons (Carleton University); MA (University of Toronto); PhD (University of British Columbia)


Areas for Student Supervision

• Public policy
• Public administration
• Environmental politics
• Local and urban politics

Examples of Recent Courses Taught

POSC 2600 Intro to Public Policy and Administration
POSC 6790 Public Policy Process
LWSO 2000 Law and Society in Canada


Dr. Elizabeth Schwartz studies municipal politics and public policy, with particular emphasis on urban environmental and climate change policy. Her current research projects examine sustainable public procurement, municipal climate change policy in Canada.

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Dmitry Lysenko, Elizabeth Schwartz, and Saul Schwartz. In press. “The Short-Term Effects of CETA on Municipal Procurement in Canada” Canadian Public Policy.

Elizabeth Schwartz. 2019. “Autonomous Local Climate Change Policy: An Analysis of the Effect of Intergovernmental Relations among Subnational Governments” Review of Policy Research 36(1), 50-74. 

Elizabeth Schwartz. 2016. “Developing Green Cities: Explaining Variation in Canadian Green Building Policies” Canadian Journal of Political Science 49(4), 621-642. 

Other Contributions
Elizabeth Schwartz. 2019. “Good Nuclear Policy Should Combine Research, Innovation, and Public Engagement” The Conversation Canada. 

Dmitry Lysenko, Ata Muhammad, Elizabeth Schwartz, and Saul Schwartz. 2018. “CETA and Procurement: Opening an Open Market?” Policy Options. Ottawa: Institute for Research in Public Policy. 

Elizabeth Schwartz. 2018. “Guest Blog: Green Building Policy and Density Bonusing” Smart Prosperity Institute. 

Daniel Béland, Alana Cattapan, and Elizabeth Schwartz. 2017. “Paying Attention to the Mundane Public Policy Issues” Policy Options. Ottawa: Institute for Research in Public Policy.