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1st Edition

The Student's Guide to Writing Economics

ISBN 9780415701235
Published November 21, 2005 by Routledge
86 Pages

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Book Description

Understanding the way economists see the world is a necessary step on the way to good economics writing. This book guides students through the means and methods of economics writing, by taking a step by step approach investigating:

  • the keys needed to succeed as a writer of economics and an overview of the writing process from beginning to end
  • the basic methods economists use to analyze data and communicate their ideas
  • suggestions for finding and focusing one's topic, including standard economic sources and techniques for doing economic research
  • how to write paper
  • ways of citing sources and creating a bibliography.

It also contains useful appendices, which provide details of statistical sources and relevant electronic indices. Used as a standard guide for economics students at Harvard University, this book is of immense practical use to economics students the world over.



Robert H. Neugeboren is Lecturer in Economics and Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies at Harvard University, USA.