Economics at UCT: A Toolkit
A Collection of Tips, Tricks and Resources to Help you Get Your Degree
This document is intended to help students completing graduate degrees in the economics department at the University of Cape Town, be it an honours, masters or PhD.
This document is a collaborative exercise, with several graduate students and alumni contributing the useful tricks, tips and resources that they picked up during their time in the department. We believe that you shouldn’t have to reinvent the wheel. Your programme is stressful enough without you having to google “econometrics textbook for beginners” at 3AM. It is also a shame that so many of the tricks we develop over the course of our degrees are lost after we graduate. This is an attempt to preserve institutional knowledge. Furthermore, it is intended as a vehicle to allow information to spread further and faster, rather than let little gems of knowledge be stuck within cliques. So, please share.