Oster is the author of Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong-and What You Really Need to Know

Emily Oster

Emily Oster is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. She was featured in SuperFreakonomics for her study on the effects of cable TV on the birthrate in India. Emily was a speaker at the 2007 TED conference, where she discussed her work on HIV in Africa. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Esquire. She is also a regular contributor to Slate / Double X and the Wall Street Journal.  Oster is married to economist Jesse Shapiro and they have one child, Penelope.

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