Journal of Economic Perspectives: Vol. 6 No. 1 (Winter 1992)


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The Young Economist's Guide to Professional Etiquette

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Hamermesh, Daniel S. 1992. "The Young Economist's Guide to Professional Etiquette." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 6(1): 169-179.

DOI: 10.1257/jep.6.1.169


Nearly all advanced graduate students and new assistant professors demonstrate naivety in their nonsubstantive professional dealings. Graduate programs in economics offer courses that lead to written drafts of important research; they teach little about how to refine those drafts and, more generally, about the personal interactions that cut and polish intellectual diamonds in the rough. I provide here a short course aimed at removing that naivety and helping young economists to avoid faux pas that might reduce their success in the profession.

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Hamermesh, Daniel S. (MI State U and NBER)

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A11: Role of Economics; Role of Economists


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