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A Guide for the Young Economist

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  • Thomson, William

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    (University of Rochester)

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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.

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This book is provided by The MIT Press in its series MIT Press Books with number 0262016168 and published in 2011.

Volume: 1
Edition: 2
ISBN: 0-262-01616-8
Handle: RePEc:mtp:titles:0262016168

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Keywords: economic study; how-to; dissertations; presentations; business writing; business communication;

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  1. A Guide For The Young Economist
    by admin in Simoleon Sense on 2009-02-11 00:37:37
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    by Martin Ryan in Geary Behaviour Centre on 2009-02-09 22:45:00
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Cited by:
  1. Ofer H. Azar, 2005. "The Academic Review Process: How Can We Make it More Efficient?," General Economics and Teaching 0502069, EconWPA.
  2. Ofer H. Azar, 2005. "The Review Process in Economics: Is It Too Fast?," Southern Economic Journal, Southern Economic Association, vol. 72(2), pages 482–491, October.
  3. Azar, Ofer H., 2002. "Evolution of social norms with heterogeneous preferences: A general model and an application to the academic review process," MPRA Paper 4482, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Ma, Ching-to Albert, 2007. "A Journey for Your Beautiful Mind: Economics Graduate Study and Research," Memorandum 20/2007, Oslo University, Department of Economics.

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