Over the years, we’ve seen many benefits of contributing to the Barcelona GSE Voice. It’s a chance to practice writing about your field, which is a skill employers and PhD programs will appreciate. And it’s a way to share work and get feedback from PhD students, fellow alumni, and thought leaders in the Economics community.
Today’s student bloggers are tomorrow’s QJE authors!
That’s what happened for Felipe Valencia, who got his PhD from GPEFM (UPF and Barcelona GSE). He shared the story of his job market paper on the Voice in 2014, and in 2018 that paper was accepted for publication in the Quarterly Journal of Economics. Correlation or causation? You decide.
Get a shoutout from John Taylor!
When Economics students Jacques Alcabes, Ángelo Gutiérrez, Patrick Mayer, and Hugo Kaminski shared their work on the Taylor rule, they got feedback from John Taylor himself.
— John B. Taylor (@EconomicsOne) July 28, 2015
- Here’s their post, “Monetary Policy Uncertainty: does it justify requiring the Fed to follow a Taylor rule?”
Get love from alumni!
Alumni are devoted readers of the Voice and will let you know when they like your work!
The Effects of the South African #MinimumWage on Labour Market Outcomes for Low-Income Earners https://t.co/TANTr4IsaV interesting new research by graduates of @barcelonagse development master program (mine!)
— Marco A (@AntonielliM) October 12, 2018
But what can I write about?!
Excited about writing but not sure what to write about? Here are some types of posts students and alumni have contributed in the past:
- Summary of a research seminar or lecture you’ve attended
- Abstract of an academic paper you’ve written
- Excerpt from a blog post you’ve written for a think tank or other website (we’ll link to the original)
- Short explanation of a professional project you’ve completed
- Video of an interview you’ve given
- Analysis of a topic that’s in the news
- Book review