A Guide for the Young Economistby William Thomson
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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.
This slim volume, by University of Rochester economics professor William Thomson, deserves a place on the bookshelf next to classics such as Strunk and White's The Elements of Style and Kernighan and Plauger's The Elements of Programming Style. Like those classics, it is clear and direct, focused and well-written...Thomson's advice is breathtakingly sensible.
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"The quintessence of the French mind—precision, concision, eleganceas it should be, Pascal rather than Derrida. Everyone who knows William Thomson knows that he is not only a great economist but also a master expositor, be it in his papers and books or in his talks. In this book, he shares his remarkable know-how with us young and not-so-young economists." MauriceSalles, Professor of Economics, Université de Caen, and Coordinating Editor, Social Choice andWelfare
"William Thomson has always cared a lot for his and all our students. A Guide for theYoung Economist is full of his caring wisdom which many youngand many not so youngeconomists will definitely benefit from."Murat Sertel, Department of Economics, Turkish Academy of Sciences,Editor-in-Chief of the Review of Economic Design
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William Thomson is Elmer B. Millman Professor of Economics at the University of Rochester.
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