How to Succeed in Academia or Have Fun Trying

46 Pages Posted: 28 Nov 2021

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Lasse Heje Pedersen

AQR Capital Management, LLC; Copenhagen Business School - Department of Finance; New York University (NYU); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Date Written: November 26, 2021

Abstract

Ph.D. candidates usually come from a background as great students, but transitioning to Ph.D. candidate or junior faculty can be challenging. The challenges include transitioning from student to teacher, from solving pre-defined problems to open-ended research problems, and from an environment with lots of classmates to a potentially lonelier one. I will try to give some tips on how to succeed in academia in the hope that at least one of the tips will help you get an idea for a paper, present more effectively, teach, or have more fun.

Keywords: academia

JEL Classification: A11, A2

Suggested Citation

Pedersen, Lasse Heje, How to Succeed in Academia or Have Fun Trying (November 26, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3972340 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3972340

Lasse Heje Pedersen (Contact Author)

AQR Capital Management, LLC ( email )

Greenwich, CT
United States

Copenhagen Business School - Department of Finance ( email )

Solbjerg Plads 3
Frederiksberg, DK-2000
Denmark

New York University (NYU) ( email )

Stern School of Business
44 West 4th Street
New York, NY 10012-1126
United States

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) ( email )

London
United Kingdom

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