Dr. Mario J. Rizzo is associate professor of economics and co-director of the Austrian Economics Program at New York University. He received his BA from Fordham University, and his MA and PhD from the University of Chicago. He was also a fellow in law and economics at the University of Chicago and at Yale University. He currently lectures for the Institute for Humane Studies and is an adjunct scholar of the Cato Institute.
Professor Rizzo's major fields of research has been law-and economics and ethics-and economics, as well as Austrian economics. He has been the director of at least fifteen major research conferences, the proceedings of which have often been published. He is the author of many articles in law journals as well as in more traditional economic outlets. He is the author of many articles in law journals as well as in more traditional economic outlets. One of his major works is The Economics of Time and Ignorance (coauthored with Gerald O'Driscoll), originally published in 1985 and reissued in 1996.