Supercharge Your Applied Economics Research: An Intensive Workshop with Mark Anderson and Dan Rees
Join Us on May 4-5, Starting at 12 PM EST: Navigating An Academic Career with Practical Strategies and Insightful Discussions
I am thrilled to announce our forthcoming "Doing Applied Research" workshop, guided by distinguished experts Mark Anderson and Dan Rees. They're returning to Mixtape Sessions for the third time to deliver this dynamic, hands-on course.
Whether you're a budding economist or adjacent field researcher or early-career researcher, this workshop offers invaluable lessons on managing research projects, crafting persuasive papers, navigating the publication maze, and leveraging conferences and networking events.
Enhance Your Project Management Capabilities
Kick-start your learning journey by mastering the art of research project management. Learn how to wisely choose new projects, transition between topics, and harmoniously juggle multiple projects. Acquire the tools needed to build a thriving research pipeline, laying the foundation for an accomplished career.
Boost Your Applied Economics Writing Skillset
Unlock the art of writing compelling applied economics papers. From crafting a powerful introduction to delivering a memorable conclusion, this workshop will furnish you with actionable advice to refine your writing and augment your publication prospects.
Navigate the Publication Labyrinth
Demystify the publication process in the second half of the course. Gain insider perspectives on submitting papers to economics journals, responding constructively to reviewer feedback, and achieving publication. Transform the formidable task of publication into an achievable and rewarding journey.
Leverage Conference and Networking Opportunities
Uncover strategies to establish significant connections within your field, actively engage with fellow researchers, and maximize your conference experiences. Learn tactics to enhance your visibility and garner valuable feedback that can catalyze your research's progress.
Serve as an Effective Referee and Contribute to Your Field
Recognize the critical role of service in academia and acquire best practices for delivering constructive reviews for economics journals. By refining your refereeing skills, you will contribute significantly to your field's growth and bolster your academic reputation.
Successfully Navigate the Academic Job Market
Receive pragmatic advice on how to excel in the academic job market and secure a position that aligns with your aspirations and expertise. Equip yourself with the knowledge and strategies to thrive in this competitive landscape.
Seize this phenomenal opportunity to turbocharge your applied economics research career. Join Mark Anderson, Dan Rees, and an eager cohort of graduate students and early-career economists in the "Doing Applied Research" workshop. Upgrade your skills, grow your network, and pave the way for a prosperous and rewarding academic career. Keep an eye out for some inspiring testimonials from previous workshop attendees below. But first let me have one quick aside.
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Now to praise for Mark and Dans prior workshops!
"Most of the information is generally not available to grad students easily and it's a learning process for everyone that takes a lot time. This helps bridge the gap, which I'm really grateful for."
"Well-organized workshop and extremely helpful for graduate students who are serious about their academic success."
"I found this seminar extremely helpful. I am currently writing a paper...and I was very unsure where to start. I feel like this was genuinely the 'handholding' I needed to be able to organize my project."
"I will definitely be referring back to my notes from today in the future...it was interesting and engaging all the way through. An overall amazing experience."
"This was excellent - it was informative and I appreciate how honest it was about the writing/publishing process"
"As a first-year doctoral student, I found this workshop to be invaluable. Navigating the rigors of research, without this hidden curriculum, would have been more difficult. Understanding the process early on gave me an overwhelming sense of confidence. Every student should rush to attend this workshop."
"It was a great workshop. I wish I would have attended sooner/earlier in my career. Regardless, I am highly motivated and feel ready to take the challenge head on."
"I thought the workshop was excellent. As an incoming 3rd year PhD student, I received valuable insight into the publication process, as well as what the dos and don'ts are."
"Mark and Dan bring such great energy to accompany their expertise and knowledge and kept the material engaging all day."
"It was very helpful. Economics can feel like a foreign culture that I've had to figure out on the fly. But this explained and broke down things that would have taken so long to figure out."
"I really enjoyed the details, enthusiasm, and friendly environment of this workshop. I gained a lot of new knowledge and feel even more inspired to pursue academia and research as my career."
"This workshop was incredibly engaging, informative, and accessible at all stages in an economics student's career."