Allison Schrager

Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
Contributing Editor, City Journal

Allison Schrager is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a City Journal contributing editor, where her research focuses on public finance, financial markets, pensions, tax policy, labor markets, and monetary policy. She is the author An Economist Walks Into a Brothel a book that explores how risk is priced and managed in unusual markets. She is also co-founder of LifeCycle Finance Partners, LLC, a risk advisory firm. 

Previously, Schrager was a journalist at Quartz, led retirement product innovation at Dimensional Fund Advisors, and consulted to international organizations, including the OECD and IMF. She has been a regular contributor to the Economist, Reuters, and Bloomberg Businessweek, and her writing has also appeared in Playboy, Wired, National Review, Foreign Affairs, and City Journal. 

She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Edinburgh and a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University.