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B.D.MCCULLOUGH: The Reason so Few Replications Get Published Is….

When preparing to give a talk at a conference recently, I decided to update some information I had published a few years ago.  In McCullough (2009), I estimated that 16 economics journals had a mandatory data/code archive (archives that require…

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RICHARD ANDERSON: Replication and the Zen of Home Repair

This summer is the first since my retirement from government that I find myself without academic obligations here or abroad.  Instead, I am focused on starting to rehab a tattered house that I recently purchased jointly with one of my…

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RICHARD PALMER-JONES: Replication Talk Costs Lives: Why are economists so concerned about the reputational effects of replications?

Michael Clemens’ recent working paper “The Meaning of Failed Replications: A Review and Proposal” echoes concerns expressed by some replicatees and economists more generally Ozler, 2014, for example, about the potentially damaging effects of a claim of failed replication on…

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MAREN DUVENDACK: Replications in Economics: A Progress Report

Economists aspire to adopt practices of the natural sciences where replication is seen as a crucial and necessary activity. In the natural sciences results are seldom given much credibility unless they have been replicated. Replication contributes in a crucial way…

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