Replicating Piketty’s “Capital in the Twenty-First Century”

 [From the blog post “Is Piketty’s Data Reliable?” by Alex Tabarrok at Marginal Revolution] “When Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century first appeared many economists demurred on the theory but heaped praise on the empirical work. “Even if none of Piketty’s theories stands…

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Not One, Not Two, Not Three, But Eight Replications?

In a recent blog at Open Philanthropy Project summarizing some of his research on the effect of incarceration on crime, David Roodman conducted, count them, 8 replications. Here is what he said: “Among three dozen studies I reviewed, I obtained or reconstructed…

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