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Michael Rizzo

Assistant Professor of Economics
Arts, Sciences, and Engineering

Department of Economics

Areas of expertise: Economics of higher education, labor economics, environmental economics, economic education and the ethical foundation of commercial society

Press contact:
Monique Patenaude
(585) 276-3693

Related Links:
Michael Rizzo's Web site

Wisconsin Public Radio interview on job numbers, Obama's foreclosure plan, and the February U.S. economic outlook on At Issue with Ben Merens, February 19, 2009

Wisconsin Public Radio interview on the Paulson Bailout Plan on At Issue with Ben Merens, September 23, 2008

In the News

Raleigh Technician
Financial aid could increase cost of college
September 12, 2013

The Washington Post
The Tuition is Too Damn High, Part VII —Is government aid actually making college more expensive?
September 03, 2013

Chronicle of Higher Education
2 Tracks for Faculty
October 14, 2012

National Review
Why Higher Ed Costs So Much
September 21, 2012

University Business
Predictive Modeling: A Tool, Not the Answer
July 20, 2012

'Crony Capitalism and Energy Policy' Lecture at the U. of Rochester
April 11, 2012

Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Teach financial literacy earlier
April 29, 2011

Manchester Union Leader
Michael Rizzo: Why do we tolerate financial illiteracy?
April 27, 2011

South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Understanding economic illiteracy
February 13, 2011

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Area ranks high for colleges
September 09, 2010

Canandaigua Daily Messenger
‘Cash for Clunkers’ brought mixed results
November 18, 2009

Inside Higher Ed
Should Everyone Go to College?
September 18, 2009

Inside Higher Ed
Mission Not to Accomplish
July 28, 2009

The John William Pope Center
What Makes Higher Ed Tick?
July 16, 2009

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
The millennial generation tries to cope with job loss
February 08, 2009

WHAM TV ABC 13 Rochester
Voters Wonder if New President Can Fix the Economy
October 16, 2008
Are you better off?
August 25, 2008

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Professor Rizzo focuses on making economics understandable and enjoyable for popular audiences. Rizzo is frequently called upon by reporters to help explain complex topics to the general public. At the University, he specializes in developing and improving teaching strategies to make economics fun and easier to grasp for non-economics majors.