Allison Schrager is an economist, journalist at Quartz, and co-founder of LifeCycle Finance Partners, LLC, a risk advisory firm that develops innovative technology solutions to finance retirement. Allison diversified her career by working in finance, policy, and media. She led retirement product innovation at Dimensional Fund Advisors and consulted to international organizations, including the OECD and IMF. She has also been a regular contributor to the Economist, Reuters, and Bloomberg Businessweek. Her writing has also appeared in Playboy, Wired, and Foreign Affairs.
Her book, An Economist Walks into a Brothel, takes everything she learned about risk management and applies it to corners of the economy far from financial markets. She has a PhD in economics from Columbia University, currently teaches at New York University, and lives in New York City.