Some Advice for Writing a Report or Thesis in Econometrics

10 Pages Posted: 18 Dec 2019 Last revised: 16 Apr 2020

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Erik Kole

Erasmus University Rotterdam - Erasmus School of Economics - Econometric Institute; ERIM; Tinbergen Institute

Date Written: November 22, 2019

Abstract

This document contains advice for students writing a thesis or report in (applied) econometrics. I discuss how to structure these documents, what elements should be present in the introduction. I give some advice regarding the writing of mathematics, and the use of tables, and discuss some general issues related to writing style. The document is written with an audience of students in econometrics in mind, but may be more broadly valuable for writing in economics.

Keywords: writing advice, econometric writing, economic writing

JEL Classification: A22, C00, Y10

Suggested Citation

Kole, Erik, Some Advice for Writing a Report or Thesis in Econometrics (November 22, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3491721 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3491721

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