Economist and journalist Dr. Allison Schrager will deliver the Milton Friedman Lecture at 7:00 p.m., Monday, February 3rd, in the Alma McDonough Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. Schrager, who is a co-founder of LifeCycle Finance Partners, LLC, will speak about "Managing risk in an uncertain economy: What we can learn from surfers, studs and sex workers." LifeCycle Finance Partners is a risk advisory firm that develops innovative technology solutions to finance retirement.
Schrager 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 Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University, currently teaches at New York University, and lives in New York City. She will also be speaking the Economic Roundtable of the Ohio Valley at noon, Tuesday, February 4th, at the Grand Pointe Convention Center in Vienna, West Virginia. Her topic there will be "Why knowing about risk is more critical than ever to understand economics."