Honors webpages in Econ and Public Policy
- Stanford Economics Honors Program
- Stanford Public Policy Honors Program
Tools to search for related literature
- EconLit - From Stanford Libraries: "Comprehensive, indexed bibliography with selected abstracts [and full text] of the world's economic literature (over 300 major economic journals and collective volumes), compiled from the American Economic Association's Journal of economic literature and the Index of economic articles in journals and collective volumes." Requires Stanford login.
- IDEAS/RePEc - "largest bibliographic database dedicated to Economics and available freely on the Internet"
- JSTOR Text Analyzer
- Google Scholar
Computing resources at Stanford
- Farmshare: https://web.stanford.edu/group/farmshare/cgi-bin/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
- Sherlock: high-performance computing cluster at Stanford. Your thesis advisor needs to sponsor you. https://www.sherlock.stanford.edu/docs/overview/introduction/
- Sherlock office hours (you need to contact them first/no walk-ins): https://www.sherlock.stanford.edu/docs/overview/introduction/#office-hours
- Software and Services for Data Science. Check more details at https://library.stanford.edu/libraries/software-and-services-data-science-ssds
- Statistics department. Consulting service. https://statistics.stanford.edu/resources/consulting
- ICME. Computational service. https://icme.stanford.edu/get-involved/icme-resources/computational-consulting-c2
Workshops at Stanford
- Honors writing bootcamps (now renamed write-ins). Sundays, 1-4pm (times may vary). More info
- Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research. Various topics and times. More info
Useful tools and datasets
- What statistical software should I use? This article compares the use of R, Stata, Python, etc., in different dimensions of popularity
- Econ PhD student Matt Brown has created a beginner's guide on how to use R in economics. Highly recommended!
- On learning R
- Overleaf LaTeX editor, professional account free for Stanford users
- Zotero. Tool to "collect, organize, annotate, cite, and share research." Can be integrated with Overleaf and other software.
- Jack Collison (former Econ honors student) developed a Latex template for a thesis, and he released it for other honors students. Thank you, Jack!
- Scrivener, writing project manager and editor
- Google dataset search. Article with some background on this tool.
- Data USA - Visualization of U.S. public data
- Stargazer for nice graphs in R - More info
- Econometrics Academy - Youtube channel
- Beautiful Soup - Python library for scrapping webpages
- Matlab and Simulink - Free for Stanford students and staff
Articles/tips/presentations on writing and productivity
- Stanford PowerPoint templates
- An Economist's Guide to Visualizing Data - Jonathan A. Schwabish - Journal of Economic Perspectives, Volume 8, Number 1, Winter 2014
- How to Give an Applied Micro Talk - Jesse Shapiro
- Four Steps to an Applied Micro Paper - Jesse Shapiro
- Code and data for the social sciences: a practitioner's guide - Matthew Gentzkow and Jesse Shapiro
- The Introduction Formula - Keith Head
- The Conclusion Formula - Marc Bellemare
- Writing Tips for Ph.D. Students - John Cochrane
- Giving an Academic Talk - Jonathan Shewchuk