Michael Rizzo is a professor of economics at the University of Rochester where he has twice been named undergraduate Professor of the Year. He is also a faculty research associate with the Cornell Higher Education Research Institute (CHERI) and a Fellow at the Alexander Hamilton Institute.
His fields of specialization include the Economics of Education, Labor Economics, Applied Econometrics, Environmental Economics and Public Economics. He was previously a Sr. Fellow and Director of Summer Programs at AIER and worked in investment banking at Putnam, Lovell and Thornton.
Dr. Rizzo received his Ph.D and M.A. in Economics from Cornell and his B.A. in Economics, magna cum laude, from Amherst College.
In his spare time he is President of the Rochester Edge Girls Hockey Association.