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- How to Study for Economics?
- George Akerlof’s December 2003 convocation speech at Cal - Trained to be a Hero (what undergraduate education is about)
- Hal Varian’s How to Build an Economic Model in Your Spare Time
- Paul Krugman’s How I work
- Mullainathan and Thaler’s Brief Introduction to Behavioral Economics
- Jesse Shapiro’s How to Give an Applied Micro Talk
- Greg Mankiw’s Advice for Aspiring Economists, Why Aspiring Economists Need Math, Which Math Courses Should An Aspiring Economist Take?
- How to apply for admission to Economics PhD Programs
- Chris Blattman: Frequently asked questions on PhD applications
- George Akerlof’s Advice to New Graduate Students (what PhD education is about).
- David Romer’s Golden Rules for graduate students
- Susan Athey’s Advice for Applying to Grad School in Economics.
- Greg Mankiw’s Advice on Choosing a PhD or graduate program.
- US News and World Report’s Ranking of the Economics Department in the US
- David Laibson’s Advice to Job Market Candidates (PhDs)
On writing thesis
- How to do an honors thesis? Interviews with professors and former students (Economaniac 2010-11 Issue)
- Martha Olney’s 11 Steps to An Honors Thesis for Cal students
- Don Davis’s PhD Thesis Research - Where Do I start?
- Michael Kremer’s Checklist for Writing Papers
- John Cochrane’s Writing Tips for PhD Students
- Greg Mankiw’s Tips on how to write well
- Read Joseph M. Williams's Style: Toward Clarity and Grace (then Strunk and White's The Elements of Style or William Zinsser's On Writing Well ) and Edward Tufte's The Visual Display of Quantitative Information (on graphical presentation), and Kate L. Turabian's A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (e.g., if you are not sure about how to do citation for newspapers etc.) See here, here, and here for a few presentation tips.