Category: GUEST BLOGS


ANDERSON & MAXWELL: There’s More than One Way to Conduct a Replication Study – Six, in Fact

NOTE: This entry is based on the article, “There’s More Than One Way to Conduct a Replication Study: Beyond Statistical Significance” (Psychological Methods, 2016, Vol, 21, No. 1, 1-12) Following a large-scale replication project in economics (Chang & Li, 2015)…

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MUELLER-LANGER, FECHER, HARHOFF & WAGNER: What Matters for Replication

NOTE: This entry is based on the paper, “The Economics of Replication” Replication studies are considered a hallmark of good scientific practice (1). Yet they are treated among researchers as an ideal to be professed but not practised (2, 3)….

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FECHER, WAGNER & FRÄSSDORF: Social Scientists and Replications: Tell Me What You Really Think!

NOTE: This entry is based on the article, “Perceptions and Practices of Replication by Social and Behavioral Scientists: Making Replications a Mandatory Element of Curricula Would Be Useful”  In times of increasing publication rates and specialization of disciplines, it is…

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HAMERMESH: Replications – Enough Already

NOTE: This entry is based on, “Replication in Labor Economics: Evidence from Data, and What It Suggests,” American Economic Review, 107 (May 2017) In Hamermesh (2007) I bemoaned the paucity of “hard-science” style replication in applied economics. I shouldn’t have,…

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CAMPBELL: Is the AER Replicable? And is it Robust? Evidence from a Class Project

As part of a major replication and robustness project of articles in the American Economic Review, this fall I assigned students in my Masters Macro course at the New Economic School (Moscow) to replicate and test robustness for Macro papers…

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TOL & DE WEERD-WILSON: Special Issue on Replication in Energy Economics

Economics has become an empirical discipline. Applied econometrics has replaced mathematical economics in all but a few niche journals, and economists are collecting primary data again. But publication practices are lagging behind. Replication of a theoretical paper has never been…

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COUPÉ: Are Replications Worth it?

Does it make sense for an academic to put effort in replicating another study? While reading a paper in Political Analysis (Katz, 2001[1]) in 2005, I noticed a strange thing. In that paper, the author uses simulations to check how…

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VAN BERGEIJK: What a Difference a Data Version Makes

Data sources are regularly updated. Users typically assume that this means that new, more recent data are added and that errors are corrected. Newer data are better. But are they?  And what are the implications for replication? This guest blog…

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VLAEMINCK: Replication Requires Data Depositories – Introducing EDaWaX

EDaWaX stands for European Data Watch Extended.  It recently introduced a new service, the “ZBW Journal Data Archive”, to assist journals in storing and managing published economic research.  This new service of the German National Library of Economics (ZBW) is…

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GOLDSTEIN: More Replication in Economics?

[This blog originally appeared at the blogsite Development Impact] About a year ago, I blogged on a paper that had tried to replicate results on 61 papers in economics and found that in 51% of the cases, they couldn’t get the same…

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