Aggregators

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Data

  • Michael Sinkinson on Better 13F Data
  • Project Management

  • Chris Goodman on project management using Notion

  • Writing & Presenting Your Work

    Slides

  • Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham on presentations in beamer
  • Keith Head on regression tables
  • 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
  • Conferences

    PhD Student Conferences

    YES, EGSC, EMCON

    Evaluating Other Work

    Discussions

  • 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

    Editing

  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Non-Academic Job Market

  • Scarlet Chen on her journey from Econ PhD to Tech
  • AEA Career Development Webinars with useful fireside chats

  • 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
  • Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham on applied methods
  • General Notes

    Economics

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