• General Resources for Macroeconomics and Financial Economics
  • Brendan Price with resources for PhD students
  • Pavel Solís with a wide array of recommended resources
  • Shanjun Li with resources for PhD students
  • Masayuki Kudamatsu with tips for economists
  • Alex Albright with resources focusing on R and data science
  • Awesome Economics with a collection of links for economists
  • Christine Cai with a collection of links
  • Guillaume Dalle with a collection, mostly in French
  • Mental Health

  • Noah Smith with a few thoughts on depression
  • Scott Cunningham on struggles of Econ PhD students
  • Learning your Production Function

    Life Advice

  • Ryan Holiday on 33 Things to keep in mind
  • David Perell on Not Killing Time
  • Rudyard Kipling with paternal life advice
  • Tyler Cowen on his production function
  • Pmarca guide to personal productivity
  • Lifehacker on how to make time slow down
  • General Pipeline

  • Paul Graham on Maker's schedule vs. Manager's Schedule
  • Greg Mankiw on his rules of thumb
  • R. W. Hamming on striving for greatness in all you do
  • Avinash Dixit on his research system
  • Peter Diamond on his general research strategy
  • David N. Weil with his pep talk on research
  • Paul Niehaus on doing research
  • Brendan Price on organizing data for economics research
  • Grad Life

  • Deirdre McCloskey on how to be a good graduate student
  • Eric Zwick on the 12-step program for graduate school
  • Alex Zentefis on general PhD advice
  • Laura Blattner on 15 rules to help you make it through grad school
  • Matthew Pearson on how to survive your first year
  • Reddit on how to write good emails

  • Working on Projects

    Generating Ideas

  • Brendan Price on how to read papers
  • Steve Pischke on getting started on research in economics
  • Amy Finkelstein on how her most projects fail
  • Don Davis on getting started on your thesis
  • David Perell on avoiding cliche ideas
  • Ben Olken on failed projects
  • Literature Review

  • Semantic Scholar, AI-powered research tool
  • Connected Papers for exploring in a visual graph
  • Coding

  • Mitchell Peterson on clustering standard errors
  • Merely Useful on Research Software Engineering with Python
  • Malcolm Wardlaw on Stata programming
  • Marco Sammon on using Python for text analysis
  • Library of Statistical Techniques for working across languages
  • Walter Zhang with an intro to using the cluster at Chicago Booth
  • Arthur Turrell with coding for economists
  • Data

  • Michael Sinkinson on Better 13F Data
  • Blog with very useful insights on financial data
  • Dataset search enabled by Google
  • Search engine for finding papers using specific methods and data
  • Historical Data Library by Investor Amnesia
  • I3 Open Dataset with datasets on innovation
  • Project Management

  • Chris Goodman on project management using Notion
  • Jeremy Caplan with 100+ useful tools
  • with tools for better thinking
  • Jeremy Caplan with 10 tools for deep work

  • Writing & Presenting Your Work


  • Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham on presentations in beamer
  • Keith Head on regression tables
  • Arpit Gupta with some advice on framing the work
  • Academic Phrasebank, a database of common phrases used in papers
  • Attending

  • Josh Kaufman on how to ask useful questions
  • Presenting

  • Adam Guren on structuring your talk
  • Jesse Shapiro on giving an applied micro talk
  • Rachael Meager on public speaking for academic economists
  • Jonathan Shewchuk on giving an academic talk
  • Rochelle Terman on building an academic web presence
  • Andrew Lo on home studio setup
  • Manuscript

  • Keith Head, Don Cox, and David Evans on writing your introduction
  • John Cochrane on writing tips for PhD students
  • Claudia Goldin and Lawrence Katz on writing your job market paper
  • Michael Kremer on the checklist when writing papers
  • Michael Roberts on writing
  • Tatyana Deryugina on writing, especially the JMP
  • Figures & Tables

  • Eric Zwick on the art of creating graphs
  • Jonathan A. Schwabish's AEA article, NBER lecture, and book
  • Claus O. Wilke on Fundamentals of Data Visualization

    Online Presence

  • The Health Inequality Project by Team Chetty
  • Opportunity Insights by Team Chetty
  • Demand System Asset Pricing by Team Koijen-Yogo
  • Public Debt Valuation Project by Team Lustig-Van Nieuwerburgh
  • The Global Capital Allocation Project by Team Neiman
  • Publishing

  • Matt Ayres on revising in response to referee comments
  • Conferences

    PhD Student Conferences


    Evaluating Other Work


  • Chris Blattman on the art of discussing
  • Sample Discussions

    Macro Finance

    Monika Piazzesi, Daniel Greenwald, Itamar Drechsler, Urban Jermann, John Cochrane, Lawrence Schmidt, Jonathan Parker, Nicolas Crouzet, Amir Kermani, Annette Vissing-Jorgensen, Hanno Lustig, Gabriel Chodorow-Reich

    Financial Intermediation

    Juliane Begenau, Konstantin Milbradt

    Household / Public Finance

    Arpit Gupta, Emil Verner, Christopher Palmer, Anthony DeFusco, Lorenz Kueng, Amir Kermani, Jialan Wang, Sasha Indarte, Kristoph Kleiner

    Empirical Asset Pricing

    Kent Daniel, Stefan Nagel, Eben Lazarus, Christian Julliard

    International Macro & Trade

    Oleg Itskhoki, Nelson Camanho, Tarek Hassan, Dmitry Mukhin, Fabrizio Perri

    Corporate Finance

    Moqi Groen-Xu, Adair Morse

    Labor & Finance

    Isaac Hacamo


  • Preston McAfee on working as an editor

  • Others

    Professional Code

  • Anthony Lee Zhang on social norms in US academia
  • Ivo Welch on some observations about the PhD Market
  • Daniel S. Hamermash on professional etiquette
  • Josh Spector with one-sentence Email tips
  • Applying for PhD

  • Anthony Lee Zhang on math classes for economics/finance PhD
  • Econ RA Guide
  • Andrew Johnston on optimizing PhD placement (here), deciding where to go (here), and making the most out of grad school (here)
  • Mianish Jha on business PhD admission
  • Samantha N. Smith on business PhD admission
  • Academic Job Market

  • John Cawley on the academic job market
  • Eric Zwick on how he learned to stop worrying and love the job market
  • David Laibson with his job market advice
  • Adam Guren with his job market advice
  • Andrew Johnston on how to dress for a job market interview
  • Sasha Indarte on how to organize the job market information
  • Manish Jha with Finance Job Market Advice based on 2020-21 experience
  • David Schindler on the European job market
  • Faculty Life

  • Tyler Ransom on tips for new tenure-track professors
  • Chris Blattman on writing recommendation letters
  • Non-Academic Job Market

  • Scarlet Chen on her journey from Econ PhD to Tech
  • Rose Tan on her journey from Econ PhD to Tech
  • AEA Career Development Webinars with useful fireside chats
  • Matthew Hom on private sector jobs for Economics PhDs

    Teaching Notes

    PhD Notes

  • Jesús Fernández-Villaverde on macro, finance, and economic history
  • Adrien Matray, Michael Roberts on empirical corporate finance
  • Itay Goldstein on theoretical corporate finance
  • Matthieu Gomez on macro finance
  • Luke Taylor on structural estimation in corporate finance
  • Ralph Koijen on empirical asset pricing
  • Francesco Franzoni on empirical asset pricing
  • Adriano Rampini on financial intermediation theory
  • Jun Pan on asset pricing and financial markets
  • David Backus on asset pricing with a focus on macro
  • Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham on applied methods
  • Manish Jha with a summary of key finance papers
  • Grant McDermott on data science for economists
  • Chris Conlon on graduate level IO
  • Matt Woerman on topics in advanced econometrics
  • Florian Oswald on computational economics using Julia
  • Robert A. Miller on structural econometrics
  • Master's Notes

  • Julien Pénasse on macro and international finance

    General Notes


  • IMF Back to Basics
  • Page One Economics
  • History of Economic Thought
  • Language, Confusion, and Models in Empirical Economics

  • Literature Review

  • Perspectives in sustainable equity investing by Guillaume Coqueret
  • Machine Learning for Factor Investing by Guillaume Coqueret

  • Quantitative Finance

  • J. A. Dobelman with notes on quantitative finance and statistics

  • Recommendations

    Econ & Finance Books

  • Financial Times: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
  • Bloomberg: 2019, 2018, 2017a, 2017b
  • The Economist: 2018
  • Andrew Lo on the best finance books
  • Research Digests

  • NBER Digest featuring non-technical summaries
  • Chicago Booth Review
  • VOX, CEPR's Policy Portal
  • AEA Research Highlights
  • Economic Synopses
  • Poverty Action Lab with Policy Insights
  • Productivity Tools

  • Reddit List of useful known websites
  • Cool Stuff

  • Food timeline that makes food history fun
  • Musical time machine that makes discovering music fun