Resources for Students
Advisees and students in both my development and law and economics seminars can download the Style Guide. (Caveat emptor: My Style Guide is not a complete guide to writing, nor is it a substitute for having read a lot of good writing.)
Likewise, advisees and students in both my development and law and economics seminars can download my primer on linear regression (AKA “How to Read a Regression Table”) and my primer on the identification of causal relationships in the social sciences. (Caveat emptor: These handouts do not constitute a complete guide to regression analysis or to social science research, nor are they substitutes for taking classes on econometrics or research design.)
Students in PPS128 — Microeconomic Policy Tools can download my handout on how to do well in core economics courses here.
Students in my PPS231 — Law, Economics, and Organization can find my posts about law and economics here.
Students in PPS232 — Microeconomics of Inernational Development Policy can find my posts about development here.
My colleague and compatriot Chris Blattman has written an excellent guide on How to Email Your Professor, Employer, and Professional Peers, which I strongly encourage my students to read.
Finally, if you are looking for a job in international development, Dave Algoso over at whydev.org has collected the advice of many development policy specialists regarding how to go about getting different types of development jobs.