Tips for Presenting a Paper
- what is the question? (this should be one of your first slides)
- how is it approached?
- why is the approach reasonable?
- what are the findings?
- how does the paper change the way I think about economics? (due to Lee Ohanian).
After the intro, people must have the paper's main message firmly in their minds.
Don't put too much on a slide. The Pat Kehoe test is useful: drop the slide on the floor; can you still read everything?
Every slides must have a point. It must state its point clearly.
You should have no more than 30 slides for a 90 minute presentation, unless there is very little on each slide.