How to: Write

We got some amazing economists, bloggers, publishers and journalists to give us their best tips for how to get your message across in writing! 

To begin, be sure to follow the basic rules of grammar and that the spelling is correct. You should help the reader to see the structure of your argument. One important way to do that is by organising your thoughts in paragraphs. Two good references on how to construct paragraphs: The secrets of good paragraph writing and Basic paragraph structure

Lessons from Marginal Revolution

Mega-blogger Alex Tabarrok told us about his experience of running an economics blog.

Publishing Books & the Role of Economists

Find out why academics should look beyond publishing journal articles 

Six Rules for Writing About Economics

How to get your message across, even to critics

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Writing Tools and Great Economics Blogs

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Marginal Revolution

Small Steps Towards a Much Better World

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Microeconomic Insights

Distilling Research for Public Debate

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Diane Coyle

Enlightenment Economics

Diane Coyle reviews some of the most insightful and enlightening economics of the day

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Tim Harford

The Undercover Economist

Tim Harford explains the economic ideas around us every day

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Basic Paragraph Structure

Advice and guidance on how to best structure your writing

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Paul Dudenhefer

A guide to writing in economics

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The Secrets to Good Paragraph Writing

Tools and tips on how to improve your writing

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Writing Economics

Robert Neugeboren with Mireille Jacobson: Writing Economics

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