- Step 1: Go to Google Scholar and type in a keyword query or a citation (e.g. “Krueger and Lindahl 2001”)
- Step 2: Browse results and click on “all x versions >>” to get a free version of the paper (usually the ones hosted at universities)
- Step 3: Skim paper; this usually means reading the introduction and conclusion and quickly looking at the model section (read: math)… there’s always a model section
- Step 4: Click the “cited by y” link and go to step 2 for those results
- Step 5: Identify interesting citations in the paper and go to step 1
Also, I read books.