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The Young Person's Guide to Writing Economic Theory

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  • William Thomson

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I formulate recommendations to young authors for writing economic theory well. I state general principles of good writing, and emphasize the role of the different components of a paper and the importance of the structure of one's work being clear. I explain how to choose notation and language, and how to present and illustrate proofs.

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Article provided by American Economic Association in its journal Journal of Economic Literature.

Volume (Year): 37 (1999)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 157-183

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Handle: RePEc:aea:jeclit:v:37:y:1999:i:1:p:157-183

Note: DOI: 10.1257/jel.37.1.157
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