Emily Oster

About the author


Emily Oster was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1980. After receiving her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2006, Oster began her academic career at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Later, Oster’s professional pursuits took her to Brown University where she is currently an economics professor. Oster studies a wide array of concepts spanning from research design and methodology to development and health economics. Prior to publishing Cribsheet, Oster wrote and released Expecting Better in 2014. As of March 2019, Oster’s premier text had sold more than 100,000 copies worldwide.