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ECONOMICS AND THE PROBLEM OF SCARCITY
THE ASSUMPTION OF RATIONALITY
THE THEORY OF INCENTIVES
WRITING ASSIGNMENTS IN ECONOMICS 970
PLAN OF THIS GUIDE
GETTING STARTED
THE KEYS TO GOOD ECONOMICS WRITING
Research
Organization
Analysis
AN EXAMPLE FROM THE LITERATURE
ACHIEVING CLARITY
Use the Active Voice
Put Statements in Positive Form
Omit Needless Words
In Summaries, Generally Stick to One Tense
MANAGING YOUR TIME
ECONOMIC MODELS
HYPOTHESIS TESTING
REGRESSION: AN EXAMPLE
IMPROVING THE FIT
APPLYING THE TOOLS
FINDING A TOPIC FOR A TERM PAPER
FINDING AND USING SOURCES
DOING A PERIODICAL SEARCH
TAKING AND ORGANIZING NOTES
OUTLINING YOUR PAPER
WRITING YOUR LITERATURE REVIEW
PRESENTING YOUR HYPOTHESIS
PRESENTING YOUR RESULTS / by Chris Foote
How Many Results Should I Report?
How Should I Describe My Empirical Results in the Text?
The Bottom Line
DISCUSSING YOUR RESULTS
PLACING CITATIONS IN YOUR PAPER
Loud Reference
Soft Reference
LISTING YOUR REFERENCES
Three Types of Sources
Basic Guidelines
Davis, Donald R
SAMPLE REFERENCES ENTRIES
Article Published in a Journal
Books
U.S. Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce. U.S. census of
National Science Foundation/Division of Science Resource Studies
Unpublished Sources
COMPARATIVE/REFORM ECONOMICS
DEVELOPMENT
ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
ECONOMIC HISTORY
FINANCE
GAME THEORY
INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
LABOR ECONOMICS
MONETARY AND FISCAL POLICY
PUBLIC FINANCE
URBAN ECONOMICS
SECONDARY SOURCES
The Economic Report of the President
Statistical Abstract of the United States
World Tables
PRIMARY SOURCES
Census
Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES)
Current Population Survey (CPS)
National Longitudinal Survey (NLS)
THE INTERNET
EconLit
NBER Working Papers Database
Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
Statistical Universe
JSTOR (Journal Storage)
RePEC (Research Papers in Economics)
Individual Economics Departments Websites
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