Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Name That Economist

One of the brightest up-and-coming young economists, this scholar made headlines when she published a paper that contradicted an earlier published paper that she had written based on her dissertation. The daughter of two economists, she was the subject of several research papers on account of her unusual bedtime behavior while a two-year old.

Who is she and what topic caused her to write a paper contradicting her dissertation work? Also, what was her unusual bedtime behavior?

Congratulations to Yang Yang for correctly identifying Emily Oster as the mystery economist. Read more about Dr. Oster here. See her in action here.

1 comment:

Yang Yang said...

Emily Fair Oster ,He is an American economist.

In April 2008, Oster released a working paper "Hepatitis B Does Not Explain Male-Biased Sex Ratios in China". But her PhD dissertation is "Hepatitis B and the Case of the Missing Women".they are contradicted.

When Emily was two years old, her parents noticed that she would often talk to herself in her crib after they said good night and left her room.

Emily is the daughter of Sharon M. Oster and Ray C. Fair, both professors of economics at Yale University.

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