Emily Oster is a liar!

Emily Oster told me just yesterday that she didn’t start thinking about missing women until she was in graduate school.

Now it is revealed in the Everit St. Weekly (see page 3) that she actually began the research at age 9.

Knowing she spent more than 15 years working on the project, it is easier for me to understand how it turned out so great.

(Hat tip to Joshua Gans.)

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  1. RandyfromCanada says:

    well lets see in 5th grade l wrote a paper on why l wanted to be rich , so does that mean if it happens it was planned from early childhood , very absurd same as your comparsion here

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  2. RandyfromCanada says:

    well lets see in 5th grade l wrote a paper on why l wanted to be rich , so does that mean if it happens it was planned from early childhood , very absurd same as your comparsion here

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  3. bruzzzer says:

    You’re right. Emily is a liar. Its this kind of fact misappropriation that leads to books like “A Million Little Pieces”. I’ll never read anything by her again.

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  4. bruzzzer says:

    You’re right. Emily is a liar. Its this kind of fact misappropriation that leads to books like “A Million Little Pieces”. I’ll never read anything by her again.

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  5. jakerome says:

    Levitt,

    You forgot to include the “tongue-in-cheek” tag.

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  6. jakerome says:

    Levitt,

    You forgot to include the “tongue-in-cheek” tag.

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  7. sjk says:

    Cute. It appears that Ms. Oster was a precocious child.

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  8. sjk says:

    Cute. It appears that Ms. Oster was a precocious child.

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