Emily F. Oster

University of Chicago - Department of Economics

1126 East 59th Street

Chicago, IL 60637

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

20

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Scholarly Papers (20)

1.

Witchcraft, Weather and Economic Growth in Renaissance Europe

Journal of Economic Perspectives, Winter 2004
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 30 Mar 2004
Emily F. Oster
University of Chicago - Department of Economics
Downloads 1,363 (27,171)
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Witchcraft, vengeance, growth

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Are All Lotteries Regressive? Evidence from the Powerball

National Tax Journal, June 2004
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 27 Mar 2004
Emily F. Oster
University of Chicago - Department of Economics
Downloads 432 (124,927)
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gambling, lottery, tax, regressivity

Hepatitis B and the Case of the Missing Women

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 09 Feb 2005
Emily F. Oster
University of Chicago - Department of Economics
Downloads 320 (173,168)
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missing women, sex preference, gender discrimination, hepatitis B

Hepatitis B and the Case of the Missing Women

Journal of Political Economy,Vol. 113, pp. 1163-1216, December 2005
Posted: 15 Dec 2005
Emily F. Oster
University of Chicago - Department of Economics

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Sexually Transmitted Infections, Behavior Change and the Hiv/Aids Epidemic

Number of pages: 67 Posted: 14 Jun 2004
Emily F. Oster
University of Chicago - Department of Economics
Downloads 183 (300,395)
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HIV, AIDS, Sexual behavior, Cost-effectiveness, Sub-Saharan Africa, microsimulation

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Menstruation and Education in Nepal

NBER Working Paper No. w14853
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 13 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2022
Emily F. Oster and Rebecca L. Thornton
University of Chicago - Department of Economics and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Economics, Students
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HIV and Sexual Behavior Change: Why Not Africa?

NBER Working Paper No. w13049
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 27 Jun 2007 Last Revised: 27 Feb 2022
Emily F. Oster
University of Chicago - Department of Economics
Downloads 140 (376,322)
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Unobservable Selection and Coefficient Stability: Theory and Validation

NBER Working Paper No. w19054
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 18 May 2013 Last Revised: 26 Jul 2023
Emily F. Oster
University of Chicago - Department of Economics
Downloads 121 (420,936)
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The Power of TV: Cable Television and Women's Status in India

NBER Working Paper No. w13305
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 09 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 10 Nov 2022
Emily F. Oster and Robert T. Jensen
University of Chicago - Department of Economics and UCLA School of Public Affairs
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Determinants of Technology Adoption: Private Value and Peer Effects in Menstrual Cup Take-Up

NBER Working Paper No. w14828
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 29 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 09 Jul 2022
Emily F. Oster and Rebecca L. Thornton
University of Chicago - Department of Economics and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Economics, Students
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Why is Infant Mortality Higher in the Us than in Europe?

NBER Working Paper No. w20525
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 30 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2023
Alice Chen, Emily F. Oster and Heidi L. Williams
University of Southern California - Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, University of Chicago - Department of Economics and MIT Department of Economics
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Routes of Infection: Exports and HIV Incidence in Sub-Saharan Africa

NBER Working Paper No. w13610
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 27 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 10 Sep 2022
Emily F. Oster
University of Chicago - Department of Economics
Downloads 63 (633,330)
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Genetic Adverse Selection: Evidence from Long-Term Care Insurance and Huntington Disease

NBER Working Paper No. w15326
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 08 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 19 May 2023
University of Chicago - Department of Economics, University of Rochester, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and University of Rochester
Downloads 59 (654,176)
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Does Increased Access Increase Equality? Gender and Child Health Investments in India

NBER Working Paper No. w12743
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 13 Dec 2006 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2022
Emily F. Oster
University of Chicago - Department of Economics
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Hepatitis B Does Not Explain Male-Biased Sex Ratios in China

NBER Working Paper No. w13971
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 12 May 2008 Last Revised: 06 Mar 2022
Emily F. Oster, Gang Chen, Xinsen Yu and Wenyao Lin
University of Chicago - Department of Economics, Drexel University, affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Diabetes and Diet: Behavioral Response and the Value of Health

NBER Working Paper No. w21600
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 06 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 08 Jan 2023
Emily F. Oster
University of Chicago - Department of Economics
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Limited Life Expectancy, Human Capital and Health Investments: Evidence from Huntington Disease

NBER Working Paper No. w17931
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 29 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2023
Emily F. Oster, Ira Shoulson and E. Ray Dorsey
University of Chicago - Department of Economics, University of Rochester and University of Rochester
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Does Disease Cause Vaccination? Disease Outbreaks and Vaccination Response

NBER Working Paper No. w22464
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 01 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 20 May 2023
Emily F. Oster
University of Chicago - Department of Economics
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New Cellular Networks in Malawi: Correlates of Service Rollout and Network Performance

NBER Working Paper No. w16616
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 18 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 28 May 2023
Independent, Dartmouth College - Department of Economics, University of Chicago - Department of Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Economics, Students and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Optimal Expectations and Limited Medical Testing: Evidence from Huntington Disease

NBER Working Paper No. w17629
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 03 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 04 Mar 2023
Emily F. Oster, Ira Shoulson and E. Ray Dorsey
University of Chicago - Department of Economics, University of Rochester and University of Rochester
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Do Call Centers Promote School Enrollment? Evidence from India

NBER Working Paper No. w15922
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 26 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 05 Jul 2023
Emily F. Oster and Bryce Millett
University of Chicago - Department of Economics and Harvard University
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