A Guide for the Young Economist

In clear, concise language—a model for what he advocates—William Thomson shows how to make written and oral presentations both inviting and efficient.

Author: William Thomson

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262201339

Category: Business & Economics

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In clear, concise language—a model for what he advocates—William Thomson shows how to make written and oral presentations both inviting and efficient.

A Guide for the Young Economist

William Thomson. A Guide for the Young Economist Writing and Speaking Effectively about Economics A Guide for the Young Economist A Guide for the. Front Cover.

Author: William Thomson

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262264907

Category: Business & Economics

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This book is an invaluable guide 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 facing their first refereeing assignments. In clear, concise language—a model for what he advocates—William Thomson shows how to make written and oral presentations both inviting and efficient. 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.

The Lost Art of Economics

The ideas in this short "how to" guide to a young economist can be briefly summarized in four points: 1 . Decide what good economics is: take that as your ultimate goal, but make the search for that goal constrained by the institutional ...

Author: David C. Colander

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015050749111

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 203

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Following up on his 1990 collection of essays Why Aren't Economists as Important as Garbagemen, Colander (Economics, Middlebury College, Vermont) reprints another 12 essays expressing his evolving ideas about the work and profession. They are intended for general academic readers, though he warns that economists will understand some parts than others, and to be fun to read. c. Book News Inc.

The Map and the Territory 2 0

I had longbeen awareof such “spirits” and their quirkiness;in 1959, asa young economist, I had my first tasteof being impressively wrongin a public prediction when I worried inthe pages ofFortune magazine of investors' “over exuberance” ...

Author: Alan Greenspan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698193574

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

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Like all of us, though few so visibly, Alan Greenspan was forced by the financial crisis of 2008 to question some fundamental assumptions about risk management and economic forecasting. No one with any meaningful role in economic decision making in the world saw beforehand the storm for what it was. How had our models so utterly failed us? To answer this question, Alan Greenspan embarked on a rigorous and far-reaching multiyear examination of how Homo economicus predicts the economic future, and how it can predict it better. Economic risk is a fact of life in every realm, from home to business to government at all levels. Whether we’re conscious of it or not, we make wagers on the future virtually every day, one way or another. Very often, however, we’re steering by out-of-date maps, when we’re not driven by factors entirely beyond our conscious control. The Map and the Territory is nothing less than an effort to update our forecasting conceptual grid. It integrates the history of economic prediction, the new work of behavioral economists, and the fruits of the author’s own remarkable career to offer a thrillingly lucid and empirically based grounding in what we can know about economic forecasting and what we can’t.The book explores how culture is and isn't destiny and probes what we can predict about the world's biggest looming challenges, from debt and the reform of the welfare state to natural disasters in an age of global warming. No map is the territory, but Greenspan’s approach, grounded in his trademark rigor, wisdom, and unprecedented context, ensures that this particular map will assist in safe journeys down many different roads, traveled by individuals, businesses, and the state.

The City as Subject

to struggle mightily with many of the same issues that had engaged him as a young economist. When his college-aged son Hideo was arrested as a communist sympathizer in 1933, Seki the father penned a moving testimonial to Japanese ...

Author: Jeffrey E. Hanes

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520926837

Category: History

Page: 360

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In exploring the career of Seki Hajime (1873-1935), who served as mayor of Japan's second-largest city, Osaka, Jeffrey E. Hanes traces the roots of social progressivism in prewar Japan. Seki, trained as a political economist in the late 1890s, when Japan was focused single-mindedly on "increasing industrial production," distinguished himself early on as a people-centered, rather than a state-centered, national economist. After three years of advanced study in Europe at the turn of the century, during which he engaged Marxism and later steeped himself in the exciting new field of social economics, Seki was transformed into a progressive. The social reformism of Seki and others had its roots in a transnational fellowship of progressives who shared the belief that civilized nations should be able to forge a middle path between capitalism and socialism. Hanes's sweeping study permits us not only to weave social progressivism into the modern Japanese historical narrative but also to reconceive it as a truly transnational movement whose impact was felt across the Pacific as well as the Atlantic.

Modern Political Economics

Paul Sweezy (1910–2004), for instance, who was to become the American Left's leading political economist, ... prominent Keynesian economics professor at Harvard, wrote his Full Recovery or Stagnation?12 and a number of young economists, ...

Author: Yanis Varoufakis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136814747

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

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Once in a while the world astonishes itself. Anxious incredulity replaces intellectual torpor and a puzzled public strains its antennae in every possible direction, desperately seeking explanations for the causes and nature of what just hit it. 2008 was such a moment. Not only did the financial system collapse, and send the real economy into a tailspin, but it also revealed the great gulf separating economics from a very real capitalism. Modern Political Economics has a single aim: To help readers make sense of how 2008 came about and what the post-2008 world has in store. The book is divided into two parts. The first part delves into every major economic theory, from Aristotle to the present, with a determination to discover clues of what went wrong in 2008. The main finding is that all economic theory is inherently flawed. Any system of ideas whose purpose is to describe capitalism in mathematical or engineering terms leads to inevitable logical inconsistency; an inherent error that stands between us and a decent grasp of capitalist reality. The only scientific truth about capitalism is its radical indeterminacy, a condition which makes it impossible to use science's tools (e.g. calculus and statistics) to second-guess it. The second part casts an attentive eye on the post-war era; on the breeding ground of the Crash of 2008. It distinguishes between two major post-war phases: The Global Plan (1947-1971) and the Global Minotaur (1971-2008). This dynamic new book delves into every major economic theory and maps out meticulously the trajectory that global capitalism followed from post-war almost centrally planned stability, to designed disintegration in the 1970s, to an intentional magnification of unsustainable imbalances in the 1980s and, finally, to the most spectacular privatisation of money in the 1990s and beyond. Modern Political Economics is essential reading for Economics students and anyone seeking a better understanding of the 2008 economic crash.

The Economist s Craft

I would be remiss if I did not mention that there are other sources that also provide useful advice for young scholars. A book with a title very similar to mine is William Thomson's A Guide for the Young Economist.3 However, ...

Author: Michael S. Weisbach

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691216584

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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An incisive guide that helps up-and-coming economists become successful scholars The Economist's Craft introduces graduate students and rising scholars to the essentials of research, writing, and other critical skills for a successful career in economics. Michael Weisbach enables you to become more effective at communicating your ideas, emphasizing the importance of choosing topics that will have a lasting impact. He explains how to write clearly and compellingly, present and publish your findings, navigate the job market, and more. Walking readers through each stage of a research project, Weisbach demonstrates how to develop research around a theme so that the value from a body of work is more than the sum of its individual papers. He discusses how to structure each section of an academic article and describes the steps that follow the completion of an initial draft, from presenting and revising to circulating and eventually publishing. Weisbach reveals how to get the most out of graduate school, how the journal review process works, how universities decide promotions and tenure, and how to manage your career and continue to seek out rewarding new opportunities. A how-to guide for the aspiring economist, The Economist's Craft covers a host of important issues rarely taught in the graduate classroom, providing readers with the tools and insights they need to succeed as professional scholars.

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers Theses and Dissertations Ninth Edition

Economics. 1. Pearce, David W., ed. MIT Dictionary of Modern Economics. 4th ed. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1992. 2. ... Johnson, Glenn L. Research Methodology for Economists: Philosophy and Practice. ... A Guide for the Young Economist.

Author: Kate L. Turabian

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226430607

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 464

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When Kate L. Turabian first put her famous guidelines to paper, she could hardly have imagined the world in which today’s students would be conducting research. Yet while the ways in which we research and compose papers may have changed, the fundamentals remain the same: writers need to have a strong research question, construct an evidence-based argument, cite their sources, and structure their work in a logical way. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations—also known as “Turabian”—remains one of the most popular books for writers because of its timeless focus on achieving these goals. This new edition filters decades of expertise into modern standards. While previous editions incorporated digital forms of research and writing, this edition goes even further to build information literacy, recognizing that most students will be doing their work largely or entirely online and on screens. Chapters include updated advice on finding, evaluating, and citing a wide range of digital sources and also recognize the evolving use of software for citation management, graphics, and paper format and submission. The ninth edition is fully aligned with the recently released Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition, as well as with the latest edition of The Craft of Research. Teachers and users of the previous editions will recognize the familiar three-part structure. Part 1 covers every step of the research and writing process, including drafting and revising. Part 2 offers a comprehensive guide to Chicago’s two methods of source citation: notes-bibliography and author-date. Part 3 gets into matters of editorial style and the correct way to present quotations and visual material. A Manual for Writers also covers an issue familiar to writers of all levels: how to conquer the fear of tackling a major writing project. Through eight decades and millions of copies, A Manual for Writers has helped generations shape their ideas into compelling research papers. This new edition will continue to be the gold standard for college and graduate students in virtually all academic disciplines.

How to Write about Economics and Public Policy

The Chicago Manual of Style: The Essential Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishers, 15th ed. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL. Thomson, W., 2011. A Guide for the Young Economist, seconded. The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.

Author: Katerina Petchko

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128130117

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 472

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How to Write about Economics and Public Policy is designed to guide graduate students through conducting, and writing about, research on a wide range of topics in public policy and economics. This guidance is based upon the actual writing practices of professional researchers in these fields and it will appeal to practitioners and students in disciplinary areas such as international economics, macroeconomics, development economics, public finance, policy studies, policy analysis, and public administration. Supported by real examples from professional and student writers, the book helps students understand what is expected of writers in their field and guides them through choosing a topic for research to writing each section of the paper. This book would be equally effective as a classroom text or a self-study resource. Teaches students how to write about qualitative and quantitative research in public policy and economics in a way that is suitable for academic consumption and that can drive public policy debates Uses the genre-based approach to writing to teach discipline-appropriate ways of framing problems, designing studies, and writing and structuring content Includes authentic examples written by students and international researchers from various sub-disciplines of economics and public policy Contains strategies and suggestions for textual analysis of research samples to give students an opportunity to practice key points explained in the book Is based on a comprehensive analysis of a research corpus containing 400+ research articles in various areas of public policy and economics

Economics Principles and Policy

Years ago, when the Big Mac index was still pretty young, economist Robert Cumby studied Big Mac prices and exchange rates in 14 countries over a 10-year period. He found that deviations from hamburger parity were transitory.

Author: William J. Baumol

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305465626

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 864

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Take a policy-based approach to teaching introductory economics with Baumol/Blinder's ECONOMICS: PRINCIPLES AND POLICY, 13E. Written by two of the most respected economists in the world, this edition is one of the most current economics texts on the market with data into 2014. Significant updates reflect the most recent economic events and policy developments, which the authors skillfully relate to the book's concepts and principles using the right level of rigor and detail. A new chapter on U.S. economic leadership assesses the prospects for future U.S. growth and leadership, based on a discussion of our strengths and weaknesses in key areas, such as productivity, innovation, entrepreneurship, health care, education, inequality, trade, the budget deficit, and climate change. Guide readers in mastering the basic principles of economics with the strong policy-based approach and vivid, current examples found only in ECONOMICS: PRINCIPLES AND POLICY. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Imagining Economics Otherwise

In March 1999, the Journal of Economic Literature published an article titled 'The Young Person's Guide to Writing Economic Theory' (Thomson 1999: 157–183). The reason I introduce this article here is the extremely good illustra- tion ...

Author: Nitasha Kaul

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134175321

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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It is possible to be ‘irrational’ without being ‘uneconomic’? What is the link between ‘Value’ and ‘values’? What do economists do when they ‘explain’? We live in times when the economic logic has become unquestionable and all-powerful so that our quotidian economic experiences are defined by their scientific construal. This book is the result of a multifaceted investigation into the nature of knowledge produced by economics, and the construction of the category that is termed ‘economic’ with its implied exclusions. It is an attempt to think economics Otherwise, that is, a questioning of economics as if difference mattered. Nitasha Kaul re-examines certain understood ways of thinking about economics as a discipline, especially in elation to questions of identity and difference. This book explores the notion that economics is not a timeless, universal, objective science but a changing response to the problems of knowledge and administration. The epistemological inheritance of economics is ‘rooted’ in the enlightenment, and it also inherits the liberal paradoxes of that age. Kaul argues that the juxtaposition of identity with economic (culture/economy) is essential, and can only be achieved by critiquing establishment economists’ discourse on identity, and taking feminist poststructural and postcolonial work seriously. The author challenges the assumption that there is a simple linkage between the category economic, the entity economy and the study of economics. She envisions an economics in the plural: contextual, social, political—econo-mixes. The book brings together some of the most urgent topics of the day—the power of economics as a discipline, the questions of difference and the politics of identity, and feminist perspectives on this. It will be particularly relevant to heterodox economists, feminist theorists, postcolonial studies scholars, social and cultural theorists, philosophers and history of ideas or intellectual history of thought scholars.

A Conceptual Outline of Modern Economic Science

In times of crisis, those frightened little people seek new leadership to guide them to safety. ... I have found, in discussions with young economists in India and Mexico, a disposition to put aside the dogmas of Oxbridge whenever the ...

Author: Lyndon LaRouche

Publisher: Executive Intelligence Review


Category: Political Science


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Your country or your firm is trying to figure out a strategy for the future? The future is difficult to gauge as technology and circumstances are changing more and more quickly--monetary and statistical metrics are useless bases for decision-making; what seemed valuable yesterday becomes worthless tomorrow. Your time is severely limited. What do you do? For starters, dedicate about 4 hours to reading this book. In it, Lyndon LaRouche, the most successful economist of all time, lays out the negentropic global process which underlies the progress of mankind. Behind the apparent rapid changes in society and economy lies an invariant process which Riemannian analysis makes intelligible. After reading this fairly short book, you will still face problems, but you will see the real basis for making decisions which lead to growth and development of your nation or firm.

Monthly Labor Review

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Category: Labor laws and legislation


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