Lutz Hendricks - UNC - Department of Economics

How to Read Papers Effectively

While you read, keep these questions in mind (due to Lee Ohanian):

  1. What is the question?
  2. What is the approach?
  3. Why is the approach reasonable?
  4. What are the results?
  5. How does the paper change the way I think about economics?

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Take notes.