Things it would have been useful to have been told as a starting PhD student
Andrew Oswald, Professor of Economics, Warwick University
Published October 2009
Linked from Economics Network in July 2014
The best idea is to work on important, timeless, deep questions that most people have not thought of or think are too hard. If people say to you “but nobody works on Z”, then you may have a chance to be able to do something of lasting value.