I hope this is the place to ask this question. I am in the first year of PhD in economics. As most of PhD students in economics, I try to show some economic mechanisms by modelling.

Most of time, I have a tendency to base largely on other models in the literature. I try to incorporate my idea in existing models but it does not work really well. For those who are in economics, how do you start to model your idea ? Do you start from a really basic model and complexify after ?

  • $\begingroup$ Why negative votes ? I don't understand the logic ... $\endgroup$ – optimal control Apr 11 '15 at 16:24
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    $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's about economic modelling, not academia. If you can edit it to be more specific, it could be migrated to Economics - flag it for moderator attention after editing it. $\endgroup$ – 410 gone Apr 11 '15 at 16:59

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