Allison Schrager is an economist, journalist, and the author of An Economist Walks into a Brothel: And Other Unexpected Places to Understand Risk.

Schrager is the co-founder of the risk advisory firm LifeCycle Finance Partners, LLC and a journalist at Quartz. She has contributed to the Economist and Bloomberg Businessweek. Having earned a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University, Schrager lectures at New York University and is based in New York City. Visit her online at

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