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Doing More with Confidence Intervals

[Excerpts taken from the article “In Praise of Confidence Intervals” by David Romer, posted at the American Economic Association’s 2020 annual conference website] “…most modern empirical papers concentrate on two characteristics of their findings: whether the point estimates are statistically…

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Open Science Practices in the Social Sciences: A Progress Report

[Excerpts taken from the article “Open Science Practices are on the Rise: The State of Social Science (3S) Survey” by Christensen et al., posted at MetaArXiv Preprints] “…how many social scientists are adopting open science practices, and what are the…

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Calling All Replicators in Economics, Finance, and Management! Consider IREE as an Outlet for your Replication Studies!

FYI! The International Journal for Re-Views in Empirical Economics (IREE) publishes reproductions and replication studies in economics and management. IREE is a young journal, started in 2017. Richard Easterlin and Jeffrey Wooldridge serve on the journal’s Advisory Board. It has…

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Pre-Analysis Plans in Economics and Political Science: Are They Working?

[Excerpts taken from the article, “Pre-analysis Plans: A Stocktaking” by George Ofosu and Daniel Posner, posted at George Ofosu’s website at the London School of Economics] “We draw a representative sample of PAPs and analyze their content to determine whether…

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IN THE NEWS: Reason (October 22, 2019)

[Excerpts taken from the article “A Famous Study Found That Blind Auditions Reduced Sexism in the Orchestra. Or Did It?” by Robby Soave, published in Reason Magazine] “One of the best-known scientific studies to posit that implicit bias—the idea that…

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Bad News and Good News for Meta-Analyses in Economics

[Excerpts taken from the working paper “Practical Significance, Meta-Analysis and the Credibility of Economics” by Tom Stanley and Chris Doucouliagos, posted at SSRN] “…we find that large biases and high rates of false positives will often be found by conventional meta-analysis methods….

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Update from the AEA Data Editor on Replication and Reproducibility

[From the presentation slides on “Replication and Reproducibility in Social Sciences and Statistics: Context, Concerns, and Concrete Measures” by Lars Vilhuber, AEA Data Editor, presented at the 2019 Western Economics Association International meetings] NOTE: Just so there is no misunderstanding,…

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IN THE NEWS: Vox (May 17, 2019)

[From the article “This economics journal only publishes results that are no big deal: Here’s how that might save science” by Kelsey Piper, published in Vox] “Most new publications, upon their launch, seek to promote their content as novel, surprising,…

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GRUNOW: Update on IREE – the First and Only Journal Dedicated to Replications in Economics

IREE (the International Journal for Re-Views in Empirical Economics) was launched in September 2017, supported by our prestigious board of academic advisors: Sir Angus Deaton, Richard Easterlin, and Jeffrey Wooldridge. It is the first, and, to date, only journal solely…

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REED: Replications in Economics are Different from Replications in Psychology, and Other Thoughts

In July 2017, Economics: The Open Access, Open Assessment E-Journal issued a call for papers for a special issue on the practice of replication. The call stated, “This special issue is designed to highlight alternative approaches to doing replications, while…

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