Links to advice on writing the introduction, the middle, and the conclusion of an economics paper.

Useful books include The Elements of Style, Economical Writing, and, especially, The Sense of Style.


Baby names—plots of the evolution of the most popular U.S. baby names from 1880 to 2012.

Total births by age of mother—plot using natality data with spike relating to the baby boomer generation.

American dialects—two studies (by others) looking at geographical variation in words.

Liar's dice—a short description, with strategy, of a dice game that uses probability extensively.