Doing Applied Research - May 4th and 5th

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Doing Applied Research - May 4th and 5th

Doing Applied Research: A Practical Guide for Early Career Economists. April 27th and 28th

By Scott Cunningham, Mixtape Sessions

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Date and time

May 4 · 9am - May 5 · 1pm PDT



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Workshop description:

This course is intended to be a practical guide for graduate students and early career economists doing applied research. The nuts and bolts of writing, publishing, and service to the profession are covered in two half-day sessions, each lasting roughly four hours (including short breaks). We begin by providing tips on how to start a research project, when to switch topics, and how to effectively manage multiple projects at once. Next, we provide practical advice on how to write an applied economics paper, from structing the introduction to crafting the conclusion. The second half of the course takes participants through the publication process. In addition, we discuss networking, refereeing for economics journals, getting the most out of conferences, and how to successfully navigate the academic job market.

About the instructor:

D. Mark Anderson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics & Economics at Montana State University, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a co-editor of Economic Inquiry.  He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Washington in 2011.

Dr. Anderson is an applied microeconomist with research interests in health and economic history.  His research has appeared in the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, Journal of Political Economy, and Review of Economics and Statistics.


Daniel I. Rees is a professor in the department of economics at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.  He serves as a coeditor at the American Journal of Health Economics and at the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.  He was a professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Colorado Denver from 1993-2021 and Editor-in-Chief of the Economics of Education Review from 2014-2019.

Dr. Rees is currently studying the mortality transition at the turn of the 20th century, the relationship between hospital desegregation and the Black-White infant mortality gap, and the long-term effects of smoking on health.  His research has appeared in the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Economic Journal, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Political Economy, and Review of Economics and Statistics.

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About the organizer

Scott Cunningham is the author of Causal Inference: the Mixtape.