Some Research and Writing Tips (PART 2: Writing)

19 Pages Posted: 21 Jan 2015 Last revised: 6 Mar 2015

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Ben Jacobsen

Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society; Massey University

Date Written: March 6, 2015


This guide gives tips on how to do (quantitative) research and on how to write it up. These insights seem to hold throughout all (social) sciences. I illustrate them using examples from finance and economics. My main goal is to save budding researchers time by preventing them from doing bad research and helping them to attract attention to their research by writing it better. My insights are based on learning from the best and from many of my own time-wasting mistakes over the last twenty-five years.

JEL Classification: JEL-codes: A1, B1, C1, D1, E1, F1, G1, H1, I1, J1, L1, M1, N1, O1, P1, Q1, R1, Y1, Z1

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Jacobsen, Ben, Some Research and Writing Tips (PART 2: Writing) (March 6, 2015). Available at SSRN: or

Ben Jacobsen (Contact Author)

Tilburg University - TIAS School for Business and Society ( email )

Warandelaan 2
TIAS Building
Tilburg, Noord Brabant 5037 AB

Massey University ( email )

New Zealand

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