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Allison Schrager


Award-winning journalist at Quartz & author of An Economist Walks into a Brothel.

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Allison Schrager: Speech Topics


① BE THE MASTER OF YOUR DOMAIN | ② ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

① Be the Master of Your Domain: How to Take Risks in a Changing Economy


We get many conflicting messages about risk. We are told to avoid risk, other times we need to embrace risk head-on. We hear less about how to take smart, calculated risks. When we do this we can get more out of our lives and minimize the odds the worst will happen. There is a science to taking risk, it comes from the study of financial markets. The lessons from financial economics can help us take risks in any aspect of our lives: in business, in our personal lives, how to make sense of politics and economics, or even what to have for dinner tonight.

The message of this talk is how to take the wisdom (and mistakes) from financial economics to take a more methodical approach to the risks we face. Allison draws on her financial expertise and time in the field with unusual risk takers.

② Economic Outlook, Demographics and Retirement


By 2020, more than 25% of the world's population will be over age 65, many of them retired. How can we expect the economy to function when so many people are out of the labor force? what can we do to prepare and should we be worried? This talk offers a unique economic outlook that draws on trends in macro, finance, and technology.


Allison Schrager: Books


An Economist Walks into a Brothel: And Other Unexpected Places to Understand Risk

Award-winning journalist and economist Allison Schrager introduces a new framework that will transform how we think about risk and make decisions in life … ➡︎

Allison Schrager: Bio



      
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.

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ALLISON SCHRAGER


Award-winning journalist at Quartz & author of An Economist Walks into a Brothel.

SPEECH TOPICS

① Be the master of your domain: how to take risks in a changing economy

We get many conflicting messages about risk. We are told to avoid risk, other times we need to embrace risk head-on. We hear less about how to take smart, calculated risks. When we do this we can get more out of our lives and minimize the odds the worst will happen. There is a science to taking risk, it comes from the study of financial markets. The lessons from financial economics can help us take risks in any aspect of our lives: in business, in our personal lives, how to make sense of politics and economics, or even what to have for dinner tonight.

The message of this talk is how to take the wisdom (and mistakes) from financial economics to take a more methodical approach to the risks we face. Allison draws on her financial expertise and time in the field with unusual risk takers.
② Economic outlook, demographics and Retirement

By 2020, more than 25% of the world's population will be over age 65, many of them retired. How can we expect the economy to function when so many people are out of the labor force? what can we do to prepare and should we be worried? This talk offers a unique economic outlook that draws on trends in macro, finance, and technology.
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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.

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