Emily Oster
Emily Oster

Emily Oster is an associate professor of economics at the University of Chicago Booth School. Her book is Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong. Follow her on Twitter.

Medical Examiner
Aug. 2 2018 12:41 PMHere’s Why It’s So Impossible to Get Reliable Diet Advice From the NewsWhat’s good for you seems to change every week. Maybe we should stop blaming the media and look at the studies underneath the stories, too.
Expecting Better
Sept. 13 2013 12:30 PMWhen to Give Your Newborn Baby Formula
Expecting Better
Sept. 6 2013 10:01 AMPlease Can I Have a Turkey Sandwich and Sleep on My Back While Pregnant?
Expecting Better
Aug. 28 2013 7:14 AMHow to Know Which Pregnancy Studies Are Legit
Expecting Better
Aug. 21 2013 10:00 AMYour Doctor Offers to Induce Labor. Should You Say Yes?
Expecting Better
Aug. 19 2013 5:30 AMIntroducing Expecting Better, a New Blog About Pregnancy By the Numbers
Doublex
June 3 2013 5:45 AMHouseboundDoes one person staying at home always make the household more efficient?
Doublex
Feb. 6 2013 6:30 AMTime Is MoneySo how much is yours worth?
Doublex
Dec. 11 2012 5:45 AMBarbie MathWhy does Doctor Barbie cost twice as much as Magician Barbie?
The XX Factor
Jan. 6 2014 1:47 PMTaking a Pill While Watching TV Just as Good as Exercise, Study Finds
Expecting Better
Sept. 11 2013 1:57 PMI Wrote That It's OK to Drink While Pregnant. Everyone Freaked Out. Here's Why I'm Right.
Expecting Better
Sept. 4 2013 8:30 AMThe Best Method for Getting Pregnant (in Addition to the Obvious)
Expecting Better
Aug. 26 2013 8:30 AMPregnant Women In Boot Camp Classes? How Much Exercise Is Too Much?
Expecting Better
Aug. 19 2013 8:00 AMAgainst Bed Rest: There's No Proof That It Works.
The XX Factor
July 17 2013 4:07 PMHang in There, Kate. Your Baby Has a 60 Percent Chance of Arriving This Week. 
Doublex
April 12 2013 7:30 AMHousehold DeficitYou’re probably doing your household budget all wrong.
Doublex
Jan. 8 2013 5:33 AMWhy You Shouldn’t Work LessEven if you prefer spending time with your family.
Doublex
Nov. 21 2012 8:00 AMYou’re Dividing the Chores WrongNo, you shouldn’t always unload the dishwasher because you’re better at it.