Economists need to bring clear thinking and a host of analytical techniques to a wide range of topics. "The Student Guide to Writing Economics "will equip students with the tools and skills required to write accomplished essays.
Robert Neugeboren provides a concise, accessible guide to the writing process taking the student through the stages of planning, revising and editing pieces of work. This book presents the core principles of the 'economics approach' and covers essential topics such as
- The key to successful writing in economics
- Basic methods economists use to analyze data and communicate ideas
- Suggestions for finding and focusing your chosen topic
- Vital techniques for researching topics
- How to approach the citing of sources and creating a bibliography
"The Students Guide to" "Writing Economics" also includes up-to date appendices covering fields in economics such as standard statistical sources, on-line search engines and electronic indices to periodical literature.
This book will prove to be an invaluable resource for students seeking to understand how to write successfully in economics.
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.