Thomson, William, 1949-

A guide for the young economist / William Thomson. - 2nd ed. - Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2011. - xvi, 166 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references.

1. Being a Graduate Student in Economics -- Financial Support -- Your Daily Life -- Doing Research -- Your Advisor -- Job Market -- Dissertation Defense -- 2. Writing Papers -- General Principles -- Notation -- Definitions --Models -- Theorems and Proofs -- Use Pictures -- Conclusion -- Related Literature -- 3. Giving Talks -- How Is an Oral Presentation Different from a Paper? How Is It the Same? -- Preparing Yourself -- Facing the Audience -- Interacting with the Audience -- Transparencies -- Proofs? -- Writing on the Board -- Conclusion -- 4. Writing Referee Reports -- Components of a Report -- Distinguish between Nonnegotiable Requests and Suggestions for Changes -- Evaluating Revisions -- Length and Style of the Report -- The Cover Letter -- General Recommendations -- Deciding Whether to Accept a Refereeing Job -- Benefits to You of Your Refereeing Work.

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Economics -- Research.
Economics -- Authorship.
Academic writing.

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