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The Hidden Curriculum

The Hidden Curriculum

By Hidden Curriculum
The Hidden Curriculum is a podcast on all the topics you wanted to learn in (econ) graduate school. There are lots of things about the profession that you only hear if you have a great mentor or during networking opportunities. This podcast aims to help decrease that knowledge gap by bringing that information into your headphones!
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S1E7 - Alex's Research Workflow: Stata, Github, R & Overleaf
This week Alex show us his research workflow. How he starts a project, and moves through the different software of analysis and organizing to produce a paper. Although the this episode contains audio, we have a recorded this on a video format and you can find video here. Listening to the audio may be helpful but we strongly encourage to check out the video.   Note: The audio episode is a shortened version. The portion where we show how to pull your code into overleaf using GitHub is only in the video version.  Co-host: Alex Hollingsworth - Assistant Professor, O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Follow Alex @ajhollingsworth Co-host: Sebastian Tello-Trillo - Assistant Professor, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. Follow Sebastian @dsebastiantello SHOW NOTES:  Longer video episode with overleaf overview: (click here).   GitHub repo of the code used in the episode: (click here) and associated Dropbox folder: (click here). Alex's tip: use minimum working examples to both debug and build complex code. Example/more explanation: (click here). Other tip: Preferred STATA Graphing Scheme Blind Schemes or `ssc install blindschemes, replace all`  then `set scheme plotplainblind` HT: Coady Wing  Most excellent Keanu movies to watch (from video): Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure and Point Break  
37:21
September 24, 2020
S1E6 - Talking with Kelli Marquardt on talking with people outside of your field
This week Alex and Sebastian talk with Kelli Marquardt, a PhD Student at University of Arizona. We talk with Kelli about how to approach people from outside your discipline and similar practices. Kelli is a health economist and is currently studying health disparities on the decisions that health providers make in a variety of situation. Co-host: Alex Hollingsworth - Assistant Professor, O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Follow Alex @ajhollingsworth Co-host: Sebastian Tello-Trillo - Assistant Professor, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. Follow Sebastian @dsebastiantello Links: Here is the datacamp link for Kelli's recommendation.  This is a mini-course to learn how to do text-analysis by analyzing prince songs.   Academic sequitur, a service that helps you search and keep up to date with research from your topic of interest across fields, or just in your field Alex's recommends checking this website by Jonas Kristoffer Lindeløv that teaches how most models are just linear regressions Unlocking Us is a podcast by Brene Brown, and the episode with Harriet Lerner is particularly awesome as you learn how to form a good apology.
23:32
September 16, 2020
S1E5 - Talking to Chase Eck about building an academic website
This week we talk with Chase Eck. Chase, is a PhD Student at the University of Arizona. His research interests include the optimal design of transfer programs and the effects of occupational licensing in medicine. We talk with him about websites, what to include in them, what to think about, and we include a guide on Alex's website on how to make one for free. Sebastian Tello-Trillo is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy in the University of Virginia. @dsebastiantello Alex Hollingsworth is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs in Indiana University. @ajhollingsworth Links: Alex's guide to create a simple and a free job market website. This link will help you create a website that looks like this one.  Chase's recommendation is to check this "command" in R to estimate fast fixed high dimensional fixed effects. We refer a lot some advice from Sarah Jacobson on how to build your CV which can be found here. Alex's recommendation of the week is to check Dan Quintana's blog. It has a lot of great advice. Sebastian's advice is to check Libro.fm, is an app for reading books that sources the book from small bookstores. Try their monthly plan, very affordable.  We also refer in this podcast to this book from Jonathan Schwabish
35:55
September 10, 2020
S1E4 - Talking with Carycruz Bueno about Postdocs (tips for employees and employers)
This week we talk with Dr. Carycruz Bueno. Carycruz is a postdoctoral research associate at Anneberg Institute at Brown University. She will help us clarify the benefits of being a post-doc and demystify thoughts on this issue. This episode will be helpful for job seekers and job providers! Sebastian Tello-Trillo is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy in the University of Virginia. Alex Hollingsworth is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs in Indiana University. Recommendations for the week: Book: Children of Blood and Bone App: Libby (audio books from your local library) Paper: How You Can Work to Increase the Presence and Improve the Experience of Black, Latinx, and Native American People in the Economics Profession Webpage: Atlas Obscura (travel webpage)
32:30
September 2, 2020
S1E3 - Talking to Emily Nix on Teaching and Lightboards
This week we talk with Emily Nix. Emily is an Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Economics at the USC Marshall School of Business. We talk with Emily about her research & about lightboards, which could be a great tool for online teaching. We talk about how to make one and a number of question about using them.  Sebastian Tello-Trillo is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy in the University of Virginia.  Alex Hollingsworth is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs in Indiana University. Recommendation of the week:  Emily's - Rescue time, Automatic Time-Tracking Software and Alias  (on Hulu).  Sebastian's - Zotero, a reference manager  Alex's: Papership  Show notes:   Alex making a lightboard If you want to learn how to make a lightboard, here are some videos Markers for lightboard  Plexiglass Brackets LED Strip Black Tablecloth Metal Clamps OBS Software - Software to show several screens on your webcam under "one screen".
35:43
August 25, 2020
S1E2 - Tips on your first lecture & class
In this episode, Alex and Sebastian share tips and tricks they have learned that can be helpful for people teaching for the first time. We touch on things we do before our very first lecture and some other expectations for the rest of the semester. Sebastian Tello-Trillo is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy in the University of Virginia. Alex Hollingsworth is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs in Indiana University. Things we mentioned in this episode: Vanderbilt Center for Teaching Sebastian's recommendation of the week: Mortality Effects and Choice Across Private Health Insurance Plans Alex's recommendation of the week: Check Robert Talbert site! Bonus: Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
40:56
August 18, 2020
S1E1 - Tips on managing workflow
On this episode we talk about why having a workflow is important and tips on how to adopt a workflow that fits your needs.  Alex Hollingsworth is an Assistant Professor, O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University. Follow Alex @ajhollingsworth Sebastian Tello-Trillo is an  Assistant Professor, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia. Follow Sebastian @dsebastiantello Show Notes : The power of habit by Charles Duhigg  BITSS  - Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences.  Notion.so - note taking app referral link. 
28:15
August 11, 2020
Promo - "The Hidden Curriculum"
The Hidden Curriculum is a podcast on all the topics you wanted to learn in (econ) graduate school. There are lots of things about the profession that you only hear if you have a great mentor or during networking opportunities. This podcast aims to help decrease that knowledge gap by bringing that information into your headphones! Season 1 is hosted by Sebastian Tello-Trillo and Alex Hollingsworth.  Sebastian Tello-Trillo is an assistant professor of public policy and economics at the Frank Batten School of Public Policy, University of Virginia. Alex Hollingsworth is an assistant professor of economics at the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University.  Artwork by @factorintrinseco. Music by Funk O'Clock by Delicate Beats. Licensed by Premium Beat
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August 5, 2020