Allison Schrager teaches at New York University and is an economist, a journalist at Quartz, and co-founder of LifeCycle Finance Partners, LLC, a risk advisory firm that develops innovative technology solutions to finance retirement. She has diverse professional experience, having worked in finance, policy, and media. Dr. Schrager has led retirement product innovation at Dimensional Fund Advisors and has consulted for international organizations, including the OECD and the IMF. She has been a regular contributor to the Economist, Reuters, and Bloomberg Businessweek, and her writing has also appeared in Playboy, Wired, and Foreign Affairs. Dr. Schrager’s book, An Economist Walks into a Brothel, takes everything she has 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.