[From the presentation slides on “Replication and Reproducibility in Social Sciences and Statistics: Context, Concerns, and Concrete Measures” by Lars Vilhuber, AEA Data Editor, presented at the 2019 Western Economics Association International meetings]
NOTE: Just so there is no misunderstanding, this is NOT an official update from Lars Vilhuber via The Replication Network. Any and all updates will come from official AEA channels. Rather, these are excerpts from the publicly posted slides Professor Vilhuber made available for his talk at the WEAI meetings. TRN apologizes if the title of this post misled readers to think otherwise.
“In this talk, I describe the context in which the current discussion in the social science is occurring: what are the definitions of replicability and reproducibility, what is failing, and to what extent. In particular, I discuss the concerns in economics: to what extent is this a problem in economics, what are the approaches that are being considered, and what are the possible broader implications of those approaches. Finally, I discuss the concrete measures that are being implemented under my guidance at the American Economic Association, and that are being discussed in the broader economics community.”