Dr. Mario J. Rizzo is a professor of economics and Director of the Foundations of the Market Economy Program at New York University. He was also the 2017-2018 Hayek Distinguished Visiting Professor for the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. 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 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 recently reissued. His most recent work is Escaping Paternalism: Rationality, Behavioral Economics, and Public Policy (Cambridge Studies in Economics, Choice, and Society).