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. One of his 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. One of his major works is The Economics of Time and Ignorance (coauthored with Gerald O'Driscoll), originally published in 1985 and to be reissued in 1996. When it first appeared the Southern Economic Journal said that it had "all the makings of a classic." Last year Professor Rizzo coedited a collection of articles, Profits and Morality, which provided innovative defenses of the morality of profit-making, published by the University of Chicago Press. Professor Rizzo has edited what is now an extensive series of Austrian books called "The Foundations of the Market Economy" published by Routledge in London and New York. He is also a series editor of the research annual, Advances in Austrian Economics, as well as a coeditor of a series, "The Political Economy of the Austrian School", published by NYU Press.