Emily Oster


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Working Papers

Health Recommendations and Selection in Health Behaviors
 Draft, August 2019.  Conditionally Accepted, AER: Insights

Changes in Household Diet: Determinants and Predictability
with Stefan Hut
 Draft, January 2019

Expert Behavior Change in Response to Best Practice Changes: Evidence from Obstetrics
 Draft, December 2018

Published and Forthcoming Papers

A Simple Approximation for External Validity Bias
with Isaiah Andrews
Economics Letters, Forthcoming
Stata Command

Diabetes and Diet: Purchasing Behavior Response to Health Information
American Economic Journal:Applied Economics, October 2018

Unobservable Selection and Coefficient Stability: Theory and Validation
 Journal of Business Economics and Statistics,  Forthcoming
Replication File; Stata Command

Does Disease Cause Vaccination? Disease Outbreaks and Vaccination Response
Journal of Health Economics, January 2018

Why is Infant Mortality in the US Higher than in Europe
with Alice Chen and Heidi Williams
American Economic Journal: Policy, May 2016

Informativeness of Early Huntington Disease Signs about Gene Status
with E. RayDorsey et al.
Journal of Huntington Disease, October 2015

Approaches and Costs for Sharing Clinical Research Data
with Erin Wilhelm and Ira Shoulson
JAMA, February 20, 2014.

Do IT Service Centers Promote School Enrollment? Evidence from India
with Bryce Millett
Journal of Development Economics, September 2013.

Limited Life Expectancy, Human Capital and Health Investments
with Ray Dorsey and Ira Shoulson
American Economic Review, August 2013.

Optimal Expectations and Limited Medical Testing: Evidence from Huntington Disease
with Ray Dorsey and Ira Shoulson
American Economic Review, April 2013.
Appendix, Corrigendum 

Knowledge of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act Among Individuals Affected by Huntington Disease
Clinical Genetics, September 2013.

Determinants of Technology Adoption: Private Value and Peer Effects in Menstrual Cup Take-Up
with Rebecca Thornton
Journal of the European Economic Association, December 2012.

Routes of Infection: Exports and HIV Incidence in Sub-Saharan Africa
Journal of the European Economic Association, October 2012.

HIV and Sexual Behavior Change: Why Not Africa?
Journal of Health Economics, January 2012.

Menstruation, Sanitary Products and School Attendance: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation
with Rebecca Thornton
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, January 2011.

Genetic Adverse Selection: Evidence from Long-Term Care Insurance and Huntington Disease
with Ray Dorsey et al
Journal of Public Economics, December 2010. 

Hepatitis B Does Not Explain Male-Biased Sex Ratios in China
with Gang Chen et al
Economics Letters, 2010.

Estimating HIV Prevalence and Incidence in Africa from Mortality Data
BE Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy: Topics, September 2010.

The Power of TV: Cable Television and Women's Status in India
with Robert Jensen
Quarterly Journal of Economics, August 2009.
Corrigendum, July 2012

Does Increased Access Increase Equality? Gender and Child Health Investments in India
Journal of Development Economics, May 2009.

Proximate Sources of Population Sex Imbalance in India
Demography, May 2009.

Fear of health insurance loss among individuals at risk for Huntington disease
with Ray Dorsey et al
American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A, August 2008.

Response to Das Gupta (2005) Comment: "Explaining Asias Missing Women -- A New Look at the Data"
Population and Development Review, May 2006.

Hepatitis B and the Case of the Missing Women
Jounal of Political Economy, December 2005.
Citation Appendix

Sexually Transmitted Infections, Sexual Behavior and the HIV/AIDS Epidemic
Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 2005.
Correction Appendix

Witchcraft, Weather and Economic Growth in Renaissance Europe
Journal of Economic Perspectives, Winter 2004.
Citation Erratum

Are All Lotteries Regressive? Evidence from the Powerball
National Tax Journal, June, 2004.