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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

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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.