Need Feedback on a Working Paper?

Starting mid-October, I will be teaching the second half-semester course (what we call a “mini” at Minnesota) in our graduate Trade and Development sequence. Mine will be the first of three minis on core topics in development micro.

One of the assignments in my class has students write two referee reports on current working papers in the broad area of development microeconomics.

If you have one or more working papers on which you would like feedback before the end of the calendar year, I would be happy to consider them for the pool of current working papers my students will pick from.

The pool will be composed of papers focusing on a development micro topic and contains empirical work. I will not be considering purely theoretical papers. I also reserve the right to not include a paper if it does not overlap enough with the topics that I teach.

For our students, this is a good way to learn how to become good reviewers as well as to learn from others; for you, this is a good way to get free and (hopefully) useful feedback.

I can’t guarantee that your paper will be chosen for review by one of my students, but if you have been in this game long enough, you know that the most scarce commodity is good feedback on your work.

If you would like to submit your working paper, you may do so by emailing me before October 15, since the class begins on October 24.

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