Mario Rizzo is the Director of the Program on the Foundations of the Market Economy in the Department of Economics. He is also the Co-Director of the Classical Liberal Institute at the New York University School of Law. He has been a law and economics fellow at Yale Law School and the University of Chicago Law School. He teaches a yearly seminar at the NYU Law School called “Classical Liberalism.” He is the author of many articles in economics and in law journals. He is the coauthor of Austrian Economics Re-Examined: The Economics of Time and Ignorance. Professor Rizzo’s current research is focused on new or soft paternalism, behavioral economics, and the economic theory of rationality. He is completing a book, Puppets and Puppet Masters: Rationality, Behavioral Economics and New Paternalism, for Cambridge University Press.
David Harper is a specialist in institutional economics and the economics of entrepreneurship and innovation. He has more than thirty years of experience in economic research and public policy. He is currently Clinical Professor of Economics at New York University and is Co-Director of the Program on the Foundations of the Market Economy. His main research interest is in the interconnection among entrepreneurship, innovation, economic development and institutions (widely defined to include legal, political, social and cultural rules). He teaches graduate courses in economic development and the economic analysis of property and contract law. In the mid-1990s he was a chief analyst in the New Zealand Treasury.
Young Back Choi is professor of economics at St. John’s University (New York). He has been a faculty fellow at the Colloquium on Market Institutions and Economics Processes at NYU since the mid-1990s. He has written on a range of topics, including history of economic thought, economic development, Asian financial crisis, institutions, methodology, entrepreneurship, income distribution, and social mobility. His current research interests include entrepreneurship and the process of social changes.
Nick Cowen is a Fellow at the Classical Liberal Institute at the NYU School of Law. He has a doctorate from the Department of Political Economy, King’s College London, and degrees from University College London and the University of Oxford. He has published in the Review of Austrian Economics, Critical Review and the American Journal of Political Science. He is the author of Swedish Lessons: How Schools with More Freedom Can Deliver Better Education, and Total Recall: How Direct Democracy Can Improve Britain. His current research explores links between civil and economic liberty.
Malte Dold is a postdoctoral researcher at NYU’s economics’ department, a research affiliate at the Classical Liberal Institute of NYU’s Law School, and an Adam Smith fellow at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center. His fields of interest include behavioral economics, economics and ethics, law and economics, and philosophy of economics. He holds an MA and a BA in philosophy and economics from the University of Bayreuth, Germany, and is expected to defend his PhD thesis at the University of Freiburg, Germany, in Fall 2017.
Sanford Ikeda is a Professor of Economics at Purchase College of the State University of New York and a Visiting Scholar at New York University. He has lectured in North America, Europe, and Japan, and has published in Forbes and National Review Online, while his scholarly publications have appeared in The Southern Economic Journal, The Review of Austrian Economics, Environmental Politics, The Independent Review, The American Journal of Economics & Sociology, Cosmos + Taxis, and Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines. In addition to his book, Dynamics of the Mixed Economy (Routledge), he has contributed entries for The International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (on Robert Moses) and for The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism (on Jane Jacobs, rent seeking, and interventionism). Dr. Ikeda’s current research is on the relation between cities, social cooperation, and entrepreneurial development.
Luc Marest is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Queens College, CUNY. His research interests include monetary theory and policy, finance and financial markets. His career started in France at Bouygues, one of the world’s largest construction companies where he was a project manager. After having graduated from Yale School of Management, he worked as a trader for Worldco, LLC. Luc Marest holds a Master’s degree in civil engineering from L’Ecole Speciale des Travaux Publics, Paris, France, an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a Ph.D. from the Department of Economics at the City University of New York, the Graduate Center.
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Shruti Rajagopalan is an Assistant Professor of Economics at State University of New York, Purchase College. She earned her Ph.D. in economics in 2013 from George Mason University. Shruti’s broad area of interest is the economic analysis of comparative legal and political systems. Her research interests specifically include law and economics, public choice theory, and constitutional economics.
Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals, law reviews, and books. She also enjoys writing in the popular press and has published opinion editorials on Indian political economy in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Mint, The Hindu: Business Line, and The Indian Express.
Joseph T. Salerno
Joseph T. Salerno is professor of economics at Pace University, academic vice president of the Mises Institute and editor of the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics. He holds the John V. Denson II Endowed Professorship in the economics department at Auburn University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Rutgers University.
Salerno specializes in monetary theory and policy, international economics and the history of economic thought. He has authored or edited several books, including Money: Sound and Unsound, and has published numerous articles in academic journals and scholarly books. He has also testified before Congress several times.
Eunice Famodimu is an economics MA student at New York University and an NYU Hayek Fellow as well as a Mercatus Center Frédéric Bastiat Research Fellow. She earned her BA from the SUNY Purchase College with a double major in mathematics/computer science and economics. Eunice’s research interests include health economics, behavioral economics, and public health policy.
Shane Otten is a Master’s student in the Department of Economics at New York University. He is originally from Sheboygan, Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a BBA in Economics and a minor in International Business. Shane completed the Koch Fellow Program in 2016 while working for the Manhattan Institute as an Economic Policy Intern. He has also spent time working for Americans for Tax Reform as a State Affairs Intern. Shane has written about the sharing economy, tax policy, the dangers of government subsidies, and reforming the USPS.