Mar
07

CAMPUS EVENT: Chicago Health Economist Emily Oster to Discuss Her Book “Expecting Better”

Filed Under (Resources) by on March 7, 2014 and tagged ,

Chicago health economist Emily Oster will be on campus next Thursday to discuss her recent (and somewhat controversial) book “Expecting better.”  (http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/19/pregnant-and-disputing-the-doctor/ )  Emily will give a talk aimed at a general audience on the challenges of identifying causal effects in the social sciences and medicine, drawing on examples from her book challenging some of the conventional wisdom about pregnancy.

This seems like a talk that might interest pre-health students.  It would be great if you could encourage them to come.  Also, if any of you are interested in meeting with Emily, there’s still some space in her schedule that afternoon.

The talk will be on Thursday, March 13 in Axinn 229.



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