- General discussion of refereeing in Economics by Berk, Harvey, and Hirshleifer
- NBER advice on general structure
- Poterba and Werning advice from MIT Public Economics class
- Lanjouw, Sadoulet, and Janvry advice from Berkeley Development Economics class
- Hamermesh on refereeing and professional etiquette in Economics
Assignment: write a referee report intended for the authors to see. The above resources give advice on how to structure your report. Generally your report should be about two pages and contain: first a summary of the paper (1 paragraph), then a discussion of your overall thoughts on the paper (your assessment of the contribution and any major concerns you have), followed by a more in-depth discussion of specific concerns and possible suggestions (these are sometimes enumerated or listed as bullet points), and optionally ending with a list of minor points (ex: mislabeled tables or other small mistakes that make parts of the paper difficult to understand).