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Chicago Harper Lecture with Emily Oster: Health Information: Demand and Use
Includes program and refreshments 6:00-7:00 p.m. Registration and reception 7:00-8:30 p.m. Presentation and discussion

Cost: $20 General Admission
Registration Required: Click Here to Register

As the amount of information available to individuals about their health status grows, important questions arise about whether people really want that information and what they will do with it when they get it. Emily Oster will discuss the demand for and use of health information. Using data on individuals at risk for Huntington's disease, Oster describes patterns in the demand for information and in how economic choices change when people get that information.

Emily Oster is an associate professor of economics at Booth and was a Becker Fellow for the Price Theory Initiative at the University of Chicago. Additionally, she currently serves as a faculty research fellow for the National Bureau of Economic Research. Oster's work focuses on the economics of health, and recent research topics include infant mortality and adverse selection in health care.

Purchase Emily Oster's book, Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom is Wrong--and What You Really Need to Know. A limited number of books will also be available for purchase at the Harper Lecture.
Event Contact
Kelly Doody

Staff Liaison
Renee Finnell


Event Information
Thursday, Apr 10 2014 at 6:00pm [ iCal ]
University Club of Chicago
76 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603