Some Twitter threads
How to prepare for ASSA/AEA/AFA interviews and flyouts
You’ve submitted almost all your job applications – but what to do between now and #ASSA2019? Here are my two cents, mostly focusing on interview prep.
— Tatyana Deryugina (@TDeryugina) November 26, 2018
What should econ PhDs do to get an industry job?
Question: what can Applied Econ PhD students looking for industry jobs do to stand out/look attractive to employers (in the short run, once they are on the market)? I can advise students on approaches to academic jobs, but with industry I can only make vague guesses. #EconTwitter
— Tatyana Deryugina (@TDeryugina) February 23, 2019
When should you learn a new programming language/tool?
Notwithstanding my earlier tweet on learning Python post-tenure, here’s my real take on the R vs. Stata vs. Python debate. (1/N)
— Tatyana Deryugina (@TDeryugina) February 9, 2019
How to process your teaching evaluations
Now, a brief piece of advice about teaching evaluations: don’t read the open-ended comments yourself. Ask a colleague to read them for you and tell you about any constructive criticisms that pop out. Offer to do the same for your colleague.
— Tatyana Deryugina (@TDeryugina) December 10, 2018
Tips for reviewing others’ papers
Pro tip for reviewing a paper you've reviewed before, especially at a different journal (when there are no author replies): use a pdf comparison tool to see what the authors have changed. My favorite (and free) one is Draftable: https://t.co/3xvEPi9IC5
— Tatyana Deryugina (@TDeryugina) July 18, 2018
I’ve officially completed 40 referee reports this year, so that (maybe) qualifies me to give some unsolicited advice on referee reports. Thread ⬇️
— Tatyana Deryugina (@TDeryugina) December 3, 2018
Other useful links
Academic Sequitur blog (lots of advice for academics, written by me)
CSWEP’s collection of early career advice
Amanda Agan’s collection of writing/presentation resources
My research statement (prepared for tenure review)
Every applied micro person is one of these guys.