Useful Links For the Apprentice in Economics
How to Study for Economics?
How to do an honors thesis?
Interviews with professors and former students (Economaniac 2010-11 Issue)
George Akerlof’s December 2003 convocation speech at Cal -
Trained to be a Hero
(what undergraduate education is about)
Advice to New Graduate Students
(what PhD education is about).
for graduate students
Susan Athey’s Advice for
Applying to Grad School in Economics.
Greg Mankiw’s Advice on
Choosing a PhD or graduate program
US News and World Report’s
Ranking of the Economics Department in the US
Advice to Job Market Candidates (PhDs)
How to Build an Economic Model in Your Spare Time
How I work
Mullainathan and Thaler’s
Brief Introduction to Behavioral Economics
11 Steps to An Honors Thesis
for Cal students
PhD Thesis Research - Where Do I start?
Checklist for Writing Papers
Writing Tips for PhD Students
How to Give an Applied Micro Talk
Tips on how to write well
Advice for Aspiring Economists
Why Aspiring Economists Need Math
Which Math Courses Should An Aspiring Economist Take?
Choosing a Graduate Program
For My Thesis or ISM Students
Read Joseph M. Williams's
Style: Toward Clarity and Grace
(then Strunk and White's
The Elements of Style
or William Zinsser's
On Writing Well
) and Edward Tufte's
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
(on graphical presentation), and Kate L. Turabian's
A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations
(e.g., if you are not sure about how to do citation for newspapers etc.) See
for a few presentation tips (Acknolwedgement: I downloaded them from some UC Berkeley sites sometime ago and couldn't find the original sites now).
Disclaimer: These resources are provided as a public service. Please do not email me about it.