American Enterprise Institute senior fellow Beth
Akers joins Allison
Schrager to discuss student loans, the rising
cost of college, and policy alternatives to blanket debt
About the Podcast
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.