Ph.D. and M.A., economics, Brown University
Summary of Experience
Professor Rizzo is a health economist whose research interests include applied microeconomic studies of medical markets, the application of econometric methods to clinical outcomes research, and pharmacoeconomic evaluations of medical treatments and technologies. He has conducted research on the economic value of hospital admitting privileges to physicians, the welfare effects of hospital mergers, and the impact of advertising on competition in the physician and pharmaceutical industries. Professor Rizzo's work in pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research has demonstrated appropriate statistical techniques for risk factor assessment and includes economic evaluations of alternative treatments in geriatrics, psychiatry, and cardiovascular medicine. His work has appeared in leading economics, health services, and medical journals, including the Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Law & Economics, Journal of the American Medical Association, and Pharmacoeconomics. He has consulted for leading pharmaceutical companies and government organizations and has served as an economics expert in health care litigation.
Howard G. Birnbaum