Writing and Presentation Advice

Writing, Presentation, and Refereeing Advice

Links to great (and brief) writing and presentation advice for economists and social scientists from around the web. Collected here because I kept having to google the various resources to share with my students. Will add as I find things, mostly on twitter. Please inform me of any broken links or incorrect attributions:

Writing papers:

- The Introduction Formula (Keith Head)

- The Conclusion Formula (Marc Bellemare)

- The "Middle Bits" Formula (Marc Bellemare)

- Four Steps to an Applied Micro Paper (Jesse Shapiro)

- Writing Tips for Ph.D. Students (John Cochrane)

- Ten Most Important Rules of Writing your Job Market Paper (Claudia Goldin and Larry Katz)

Making Slides/Giving Presentations

- How to Give an Applied Micro Talk (Jesse Shapiro)

- Public Speaking for Academic Economists (Rachel Meager)

- How to Give a Great Seminar (Alex Tabarrok)

- How to Make Academic Presentations (Berthold Herrendorf)

- The Discussant's Art (Chris Blattman)

- How to be a Great Conference Participants (Art Carden)

- Beamer Tips for Presentations (Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham) [source code]

Refereeing Advice

- Preparing a Referee Report: Guidelines and Perspectives (Jonathan Berk, Campbell Harvey, and David Hirshleifer)

- 20 Rules for Refereeing (Marc Bellemare)

- Guidelines for Referee Reports (Elisabeth Sadoulet)