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Emily Oster:
Flip your thinking on AIDS in Africa

TED2007 · 15:34 · Filmed Mar 2007
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Emily Oster: Flip your thinking on AIDS in Africa
15:34 · Filmed March 2007 at TED2007 · Subtitles available in 21 languages

Emily Oster re-examines the stats on AIDS in Africa from an economic perspective and reaches a stunning conclusion: Everything we know about the spread of HIV on the continent is wrong.

Assumption-busting economist
Emily Oster, a University of Chicago economist, uses the dismal science to rethink conventional wisdom, from her Harvard doctoral thesis that took on famed economist Amartya Sen to her recent work debunking assumptions on HIV prevalence in Africa. Full bio
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