124: Emily Oster on Diabetes and Diet, Disease and Vaccinations and Debunking Pregnancy Myths
Emily Oster is Professor of Economics at Brown University. Before joining Brown University Professor Oster wasa faculty member of the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business following the completion of her PhD from Harvard. Emily’s research covers development economics, health economics and research design.
Professor Oster is the author of “Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong — and What You Really Need to Know”. Her book has over 600 customer reviews on Amazon and has over 4400 ratings on Goodreads. Emily has featured in SuperFreakonomics and her Ted talk ‘Flip your thinking on AIDs in Africa’, has almost 1 million views.
Diabetes and Diet: Purchasing Behavior Response to Health Information
American Economic Journal:Applied Economics, Forthcoming
Does Disease Cause Vaccination? Disease Outbreaks and Vaccination Response
Journal of Health Economics, Forthcoming
Witchcraft, Weather and Economic Growth in Renaissance Europe
Journal of Economic Perspectives, Winter 2004.
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