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The Young Person's Guide to Writing Economic Theory

William Thomson

Journal of Economic Literature, 1999, vol. 37, issue 1, 157-183

Abstract: I formulate recommendations to young authors for writing economic theory well. I state general principles of good writing, and emphasize the role of the different components of a paper and the importance of the structure of one's work being clear. I explain how to choose notation and language, and how to present and illustrate proofs.

JEL-codes: A10 B41 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1999
Note: DOI: 10.1257/jel.37.1.157
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