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GRUNOW: Say Hello to IREE – A New Economics Journal Dedicated to the Publishing of Replication Studies

Replications are pivotal for the credibility of empirical economics. Evidence-based policy requires findings that are robust and reproducible. Despite this, there has been a notable absence of serious effort to establish the reliability of empirical research in economics. As Edward…

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Energy Economics Announces a Special Replications Issue

The journal Energy Economics announced it was putting on a special issue dedicated to replications.  While all types of replications are invited, two types are of particular interest.  First, replications of older research that has been widely cited or influential…

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Tales from the (Economics) Crypt

Recently, ANDREW GELMAN blogged about a communication he received from Per Pettersson-Lidbom, an economist at Stockholm University. Petterson shared three stories of “scientific fraud” in papers published in top economics journals.  Gelman writes, “… I’m sharing Pettersson’s stories, neither endorsing nor disputing their particulars but…

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SVEN VLAEMINCK: Data Policies at Economics Journals: Theory and Practice

In economic sciences, empirically-based studies have become increasingly important: According to Hamermesh (2012), the number of contributions to journals in which authors utilized self-collected or externally produced datasets for statistical analyses have massively increased in the course of the last…

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Is Economic Research Replicable? Study Concludes: “Usually Not”

In a recent working paper, authors ANDREW CHANG and PHILLIP LI examined 60 published, empirical papers in 13 economics journals to determine whether the research could be replicated.  Less than half of the papers could be replicated, even with help from…

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