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REED: The State of Replications in Economics – A 2020 Review (Part 3)

This final instalment on the state of replications in economics, 2020 version, continues the discussion of how to define “replication success” (see here and here for earlier instalments). It then delves further into interpreting the results of a replication. I…

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REED: The State of Replications in Economics – A 2020 Review (Part 2)

This instalment follows on yesterday’s post where I addressed two questions: Are there more replications in economics than there used to be? And, Which journals publish replications? These questions deal with the descriptive aspect of replications. We saw that replications…

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REED: The State of Replications in Economics – A 2020 Review (Part 1)

This post is based on a keynote presentation I gave at the Editor’s Meeting of the International Journal for Re-Views of Empirical Economics in June 2020. It loosely follows up two previous attempts to summarize the state of replications in…

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TER SCHURE: Accumulation Bias – How to handle it ALL-IN

An estimated 85% of global health research investment is wasted (Chalmers and Glasziou, 2009); a total of one hundred billion US dollars in the year 2009 when it was estimated. The movement to reduce this research waste recommends that previous…

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FERRARO & SHUKLA: Is a Replicability Crisis on the Horizon for Environmental and Resource Economics?

Across scientific disciplines, researchers are increasingly questioning the credibility of empirical research. This research, they argue, is rife with unobserved decisions that aim to produce publishable results rather than accurate results. In fields where the results of empirical research are…

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REED: EiR* – What’s Supporting that Fixed Effects Estimate?

[* EiR = Econometrics in Replications, a feature of TRN that highlights useful econometrics procedures for re-analysing existing research.] NOTE: All the data and code  necessary to produce the results in the tables below are available at Harvard’s Dataverse: click…

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GAARDER & JIMENEZ: Replication Research on Financial Inclusion in Developing Countries

In support of recent efforts by social scientists to address the ‘reproducibility crisis’, the Journal of Development Effectiveness (JDEff) recently devoted a special issue on replication research studies in its last issue of 2019.  Most journals continue to favor new…

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REED: EiR* — Replications and DAGs

[* EiR = Econometrics in Replications, a feature of TRN that highlights useful econometrics procedures for re-analysing existing research.] In recent years, DAGs (Directed Acyclic Graphs) have received increased attention in the medical and social sciences as a tool for…

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FIALA: Is the Evidence for the Lack of Impact of Microfinance Just a Design Problem?

Microfinance is one of the most hotly debated interventions in developing countries over the last 20 years. These are generally small loans, often given to women with short repayment periods and high interest rates (though often much lower than local…

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TOL: Special Issue on Replication at Energy Economics

Replication is important. Many journals in economics, including Energy Economics, now insist on papers being published together with a replication package, and a few journals check that package prior to publication. This is a world apart from the common practice…

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