Professor Michael Rizzo, an economist at the University of Rochester, has joined the AHI as a senior fellow.  A 1996 graduate, magna cum laude, of Amherst College, Professor Rizzo received his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Cornell University.

“Professor Rizzo brings a wealth of learning, enthusiasm, and energy to the AHI,” observed Robert Paquette, co-founder of the AHI.  “He made notable contributions to our colloquium on property rights, and his stimulating economic blog “The Unbroken Window,” comports with one of the AHI’s central goals:  to elevate civic literacy.  Each of three co-founders of the AHI has a University of Rochester connection, and we look forward to working with Professor Rizzo on programmatic endeavors that will advance his interests and the mission of the AHI.”