Welcome to my Teaching Page
Welcome to my teaching page. Here you can find a brief overview of the
courses I'm currently teaching, with links to relevant teaching material and
other useful websites. On the sidebar you might also find a sample course
syllabus and sample lectures.
Fall - Winter Courses AY 2011-2012 : Teaching Materials
ECE 492 Students
***Some Guidelines helping you to structure your seminar paper***
Access to US and Canadian Data
You can have access to the US and Canadian Data using CHASS-CANSIM available through any computer in the campus, the links are:
You may also use the Federal Reserve System website to get US macro data using its Saint Louis Reserve Economic Data -FRED engine.
- ST-Louis Fed
Using LaTeX to compile your seminar paper !
LaTeX is a software system for typesetting text into high-quality pdf or dvi file format. This package is a free software helping to prepare documents for printing and for on-screen viewing. It is particularly strong for documents that involve a lot of mathematical expressions, while refining the general aspects of typesetting.
- Link to MiKTeX, which is a great
Windows implementation of LaTeX. You can use Scientific Word as a front end to
- (La)TeX packages can be found at the
TeX Catalogue Online
- Link to a BibTeX database manager:
- Link to a program to draw LaTeX pictures jPicEdt
- Links to free LaTeX editors: Texmaker, TeXnicCenter
- Links to a LaTeX manuals:
Oetiker's The not so Short Introduction to LaTeX2e
Text editing and LaTeX compiling:
There are several editors that can be used with a LaTeX compiler. The standard compiler seems to be MiKTeX. You can use it with a text editor, like TeXnicCenter (free) or Winedt (shareware, cost about $30, but you can use it in evaluation mode for free), wich are interface editors, you can also use Mathtype or TeXaide (free), which write mathematical language in WYSIWYG (“what you see is what you get”) like Word Equation Editor does and then simply copy-and-paste into the LaTeX file that you are editing).
Texniccenter a feature rich and easy-to-use integrated environment for creating LaTeX documents on the Windows platform
WinEdt™ a powerful and versatile ASCII editor and shell for MS Windows with a strong predisposition towards the creation of [La]TeX documents...
MathType a powerful interactive equation editor for Windows and Macintosh
TeXaide a mathematical equation editor, that allows you to create complex LaTeX equations through simple point-and-click techniques.
Other resources for other uses:
Rtf2LaTeX2e – free
software to convert from rtf (MS-Word) file to LaTeX. It saves a lot of work
when converting existent papers written in Word like programs, but it is not
perfect (tables, graphs, equations, and formats may not convert well).
LaTeX.org – information and free
programs for lots of uses.
Ctan.org – information and free programs.
Writing Economics Papers: some advices
General advice on writing
Hal Varian (1997)
"How to build and economic model in your spare time"
John Duffy "How to
research and write a economics term paper"
"How to publish in top journals"
Donald Davis "Ph.D.
thesis research: Where do I start?"
David Romer's Rules
Kwan Choi "How to
publish in top journals"
writing paper checklist
writing tips for PhD students
- Ngan Dinh Advice page
- Thom Brooks publishing
- David Weil's (Brown
Univ.) "Pep Talk"
Succeeding in economics. Demsetz, Harold. American Economist, Fall 2008
v52 i2 p1(5)
Journals, editors, referees, and authors: experiences at the Journal of
Economic Literature. Pencavel, John. American Economist, Fall 2008 v52
Practitioner of the dismal science? Who, me? Couldn't be!! Freeman,
Richard B. American Economist, Fall 2008 v52 i2 p14(12)
Econ agonistes: navigating and surviving the publishing process.
Pressman, Steven. American Economist, Fall 2008 v52 i2 p26(7)
Epistemic flagpoles: economics journals as instrumental rhetoric.
Bromley, Daniel W.. American Economist, Fall 2008 v52 i2 p33(9)
R. Preston McAfee
Some links to other useful software:
Warning: Some informations contained in this document are in part recovered from the internet and all thanks go to those who spent their invaluable time providing it.
Page Last Updated : --- Friday, December 09/2011 ---