Chicago Harper Lecture
April 10, 2014: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Chicago Harper Lecture with Emily Oster: Health Information: Demand and Use
University Club of Chicago
76 East Monroe Street
Cost: $20/person for general admission
$10/person for recent graduates (College alumni of the past ten years and graduate alumni of the past five years)
Two complimentary registrations for members of the Alumni Leadership, Chicago, Harper, and Phoenix Societies
Includes program and refreshments
6:00 PM-7:00 PM: Registration and Reception
Emily Oster (Speaker)
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.
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.