A Guide for the Young Economist

A Guide for the Young Economist

eBook - 2011
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Detailed advice on writing papers, giving presentations, and refereeing, plus an essential guide to the basics of being a graduate student in economics.

This book is an invaluable handbook for young economists working on their dissertations, preparing their first articles for submission to professional journals, getting ready for their first presentations at conferences and job seminars, or undertaking their first refereeing assignments. In clear, concise language--a model in itself--William Thomson describes how to make written and oral presentations both engaging and efficient. Declaring "I would certainly take up arms for clarity, simplicity, and unity," Thomson covers the basics of clear exposition, including such nuts-and-bolts topics as titling papers, writing abstracts, presenting research results, and holding an audience's attention.

This second edition features a substantial new chapter, "Being a Graduate Student in Economics," that offers guidance on such essential topics as the manners and mores of graduate school life, financial support, selecting an advisor, and navigating the job market. The chapter on giving talks has been rewritten to reflect the widespread use of presentation software, and new material has been added to the chapter on writing papers.

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2011]
Edition: 2nd ed.
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780262298544
0262298546
9780262299435
0262299437
9780262515894
026251589X
0262016168
9780262016162
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 166 pages, [2] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)

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