The following documents, which I call research digests, condense an important economic paper into a 2,000-5,000 word summary. These are intended to be simultaneously rigorous and accessible to a curious person with limited or no background in the subject. Following the template for short research papers in science, I start with the main findings and then provide some discussion. The description of data and methodology are typically a bit more complex than the findings and discussions, but hopefully provide enough information for a curious and motivated reader to understand at a meaningful level how the results were found.
These were originally written for my undergraduate economics of innovation course.