Amity Schlaes

Amity Schlaes

Formal First Name
1960 - present

Amity Shlaes has been a syndicated columnist for more than a decade. Her pieces have appeared in Forbes, the American Spectator, and Foreign Affairs, among many others. Many readers know Shlaes from the Wall Street Journal, where she served on the editorial board, writing on foreign policy, taxation, and other topics. Currently, Shlaes appears in print Forbes and in National Review. She has twice been a finalist for the Loeb Prize in commentary.

Professional Experience

Academic History

Miss Shlaes is the winner of the Hayek Prize and currently chairs the jury for the prize, sponsored by the Manhattan Institute.

In 2002, she was co-winner of the Frederic Bastiat Prize, an international prize for writing on political economy, and later chaired the jury for that prize. 

Yale Alumni Magazine's list of "Who's Been Blue", 2001

International Policy Network's Frederic Bastiat Prize, Political Economy, 2002

JP Morgan Fellow, American Academy in Berlin, 2003

Newswomen's Club of New York's Front Page Award for her Bloomberg, 2007

Deadline Club award for Opinion writing, 2007