Sharon Oster

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Sharon M. Oster
Born September 3, 1948
New York City
Citizenship United States
Alma mater Hofstra College
Harvard University

Honorary Doctor of Letters, Hofstra University, 2001

Carolyn Shaw Bell Award, 2011
Scientific career
Fields Economics
Institutions Yale University

Sharon Oster (born 1948) is the Frederic D. Wolfe Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at Yale School of Management. She is widely known as an economist focusing on business strategy and non-profit organization management,[1] and was the first women to receive tenure at Yale School of Management.[2] She received the first Yale School of Management Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1988 and received this award again in 2008.[2] She received her undergraduate degree from Hofstra University in 1970 and her PhD from Harvard in 1974. She served as dean of the Yale School of Management from 2008 to 2011, following Joel M. Podolny's departure for Apple, Inc. and preceding Ted Snyder's arrival from the Booth School of Business. She was the 2011 winner of the Carolyn Shaw Bell Award from the American Economic Association.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Oster lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with her husband Ray Fair, a professor at Yale College. Their children are economist Emily Oster, Stephen Fair, and John Oster.[3]

Selected publications[edit]

Oster, Sharon M. (1999). Modern competitive analysis. Oxford University Press. 

Oster, Sharon M. (1995). Strategic management for nonprofit organizations: Theory and cases. Oxford University Press. 

Oster, Sharon (1982). "Intra-industry structure and the ease of strategic change". The Review of Economics and Statistics: 376–383. 

Milgrom, Paul; Oster, Sharon (1987). "Job discrimination, market forces, and the invisibility hypothesis". The Quarterly Journal of Economics. 102 (3): 453–476. 

Oster, Sharon M.; Hamermesh, Daniel S. (1998). "Aging and productivity among economists". Review of Economics and Statistics. 80 (1): 154–156. 


  1. ^ "Ten Questions - Sharon Oster". Financial Times. Retrieved 2016-12-12. 
  2. ^ a b c "SHARON OSTER RECIPIENT OF THE 2011 CAROLYN SHAW BELL AWARD". American Economic Association. Retrieved Dec 12, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Brain child". Retrieved 2016-12-12. 

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