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A Guide for the Young Economist

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  • Thomson, William

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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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  • Thomson, William, 2011. "A Guide for the Young Economist," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 2, volume 1, number 026251589x, January.
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    1. Ofer H. Azar, 2006. "The Academic Review Process: How Can We Make it More Efficient?," The American Economist, Sage Publications, vol. 50(1), pages 37-50, March.
    2. Levy, Daniel & Snir, Avichai, 2017. "Potterian Economics," MPRA Paper 76344, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. 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.
    4. Azar, Ofer H., 2008. "Evolution of social norms with heterogeneous preferences: A general model and an application to the academic review process," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, pages 420-435.
    5. Emily Chamlee-Wright & Joshua C. Hall, 2014. "Some brief syllabus advice for the young economist," Chapters,in: New Developments in Economic Education, chapter 7, pages 76-87 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    6. Ching-to Albert Ma, 2007. "A Journey for your Beautiful Mind: Economics Graduate Study and Research," Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series WP2007-038, Boston University - Department of Economics.
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    Keywords

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

    JEL classification:

    • M0 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - General
    • B4 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology
    • A2 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics

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