19 episodes

Risk Talking is a podcast hosted by Allison Schrager—economist, journalist, and author—where she discusses cutting-edge economics in plain language. Schrager, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and contributing editor of City Journal, interviews leading economists, business journalists, and historians, exploring their work in an effort to understand what’s happening in the marketplace today.

Allison Schrager is also a columnist at Bloomberg Opinion and co-founder of LifeCycle Finance Partners, LLC, a risk advisory firm. She's written widely in the popular press, received a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia, and is the author of An Economist Walks into a Brothel: And Other Unexpected Places to Understand Risk.

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Risk Talking is a podcast hosted by Allison Schrager—economist, journalist, and author—where she discusses cutting-edge economics in plain language. Schrager, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and contributing editor of City Journal, interviews leading economists, business journalists, and historians, exploring their work in an effort to understand what’s happening in the marketplace today.

Allison Schrager is also a columnist at Bloomberg Opinion and co-founder of LifeCycle Finance Partners, LLC, a risk advisory firm. She's written widely in the popular press, received a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia, and is the author of An Economist Walks into a Brothel: And Other Unexpected Places to Understand Risk.

    Bail Bonds and the Nature of Risk

    Bail Bonds and the Nature of Risk

    Bail bondsman Nicholas Lindblad joins Allison Schrager to discuss the risk calculations involved in the bail business.

    • 50 min
    Can States and Cities Dig Themselves Out?

    Can States and Cities Dig Themselves Out?

    Yale Law School professor David Schleicher joins Allison Schrager to discuss the fiscal situation of American states and localities. His new book, In a Bad State, is out now.

    • 48 min
    The Banking Crisis and ESG Investing

    The Banking Crisis and ESG Investing

    Richard J. Shinder, founder and managing partner of Theatine Partners, a financial consultancy, joins Allison Schrager to discuss the banking crisis, ESG investing, and the intersection of politics and financial markets.

    • 39 min
    Reforming Social Security

    Reforming Social Security

    American Enterprise Institute senior fellow Andrew Biggs joins Allison Schrager to discuss Social Security's flaws, the tradeoffs required to rework the program, and the role of private accounts in American retirement saving. 

    • 44 min
    The Uses and Abuses of Debt

    The Uses and Abuses of Debt

    Why do cities and states find themselves in fiscal holes? Economist Robert Inman joins Allison Schrager to discuss the roots of municipal debt crises, the post-Covid balance sheets across the U.S., and the need for disciplined local governance.

    • 29 min
    When Our Relationship to Government Changed

    When Our Relationship to Government Changed

    Economic historian Price Fishback joins Allison Schrager to discuss the economic history of the New Deal, the various programs that constituted it, and whether today’s economic struggles compare to those of the 1930s.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

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21 Ratings

21 Ratings

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Quality Economics Discussion

Very worthwhile in reviewing Economic Policy.

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Wonderfully done.

A must listen podcast for those interested in macroeconomics and more.

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Different Angles

Very nice to hear fresh perspectives on things. Provoked thought.

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