The economist's craft : an introduction to research, publishing, and professional development / Michael S. Weisbach.

Author
Weisbach, Michael S. (Michael Steven) [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2021]
  • ©2021
Description
1 online resource (321 pages)

Details

Subject(s)
Series
Summary note
  • "The incisive guide that helps up-and-coming economists become successful scholarsThe 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"-- Provided by publisher.
  • "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Source of description
Description based on print version record.
Contents
  • 9. Making Presentations
  • 10. Distributing, Revising, and Publicizing Research
  • 11. The Journal Review Process
  • Part IV. Being a Successful Academic
  • 12. How to Be a Productive Doctoral Student
  • 13. How to Be a Diligent Thesis Adviser
  • 14. Managing an Academic Career
  • Epilogue-Academic Success beyond the PhD
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Cover
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction-How Academic Research Gets Done
  • Part I. Selecting a Topic
  • 2. Selecting Research Topics
  • 3. Strategic Issues in Constructing Research Portfolios
  • Part II. Writing a Draft
  • 4. An Overview of Writing Academic Research Papers
  • 5. The Title, Abstract, and Introduction
  • 6. The Body of the Paper: The Literature Review, Theory, Data Description, and Conclusion Sections
  • 7. Reporting Empirical Work
  • 8. Writing Prose for Academic Articles
  • Part III. Once a Draft Is Complete: Presentations, Distribution, and Publication
ISBN
  • 1-80316-164-7
  • 0-691-21658-4
OCLC
1248597951
Doi
  • 10.1515/9780691216584
Statement on language in description
Princeton University Library aims to describe library materials in a manner that is respectful to the individuals and communities who create, use, and are represented in the collections we manage. Read more...
Other views
Staff view