Reasonable Latex templates
For my PhD, I write papers and presentations and like many people in economics I use Latex for both.
You can find the codes for my templates here.
The preambles are a bit bloated, but they do what I want them to. You can use them and do with them what you like without attribution.
Paper template (example)
Initially I started with Fabrizio Zilibotti’s template for dissertation theses. I took some inspiration from the style of the Journal of Economic Perspectives. I think some of the preamble might come from Rob Hyndman.
Presentation template (example)
I started from the “Dresden” theme and changed it a bit, by removing some of the unnecessary information like affiliations and using less strong colors. Also I find a black side at the end (in the PowerPoint style) quite useful to end presentations. I took the blue color from colorbrewer2 (recommended here).
Report template (example)
This template is nice for short reports or essays. It uses the
tufte-latex class and I tweaked it a little (aligned text, spaces between paragraphs).
CV template (example)
This uses Chris Paciorek’s template. I changed the top a bit and added site numbers and a date that automatically updates to the current month and year.