Emily Oster on “Cribsheet”

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Emily Fair Oster is an American economist and bestselling author of “Expecting Better” and “Cribsheet”. Emily is a Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Brown University. P. Richard Hahn also joins the show as a guest interviewer. He is an associate professor of Statistics at ASU. His specific research interests include regression tree methods, causal inference from observational data, and foundations of statistics. This initiative is a joint effort between scholars in order to test the importance and factors of entrepreneurial success. Professor William Fuchs (Finance) is working on a number of projects trying to understand the impact of access to credit on the formation of new business. Salem Center support will help the creation of randomized controlled trials to help : (1) evaluate the importance of complementarities between credit and business training and (2) provide a better understanding of the determinants of entrepreneurial success. The first wave of experiments is underway in Bolivia in partnership with the Banco para el Desarrollo Productivo (BDP).

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