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IREE Scores a Top Score in TOP Factor

The International Journal for Re-Views in Empirical Economics (IREE) is the only journal in economics solely dedicated to publishing replications. Recently, IREE was evaluated by TOP Factor. TOP Factor is an initiative launched by the Center for Open Science to…

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On the Past and Present of Reproducibility and Replicability in Economics

[Excerpts are taken from the article “Reproducibility and Replicability in Economics” by Lars Vilhuber, published in Harvard Data Science Review] “In this overview, I provide a summary description of the history and state of reproducibility and replicability in the academic field…

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REED: The State of Replications in Economics – A 2020 Review (Part 3)

This final instalment on the state of replications in economics, 2020 version, continues the discussion of how to define “replication success” (see here and here for earlier instalments). It then delves further into interpreting the results of a replication. I…

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REED: The State of Replications in Economics – A 2020 Review (Part 2)

This instalment follows on yesterday’s post where I addressed two questions: Are there more replications in economics than there used to be? And, Which journals publish replications? These questions deal with the descriptive aspect of replications. We saw that replications…

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REED: The State of Replications in Economics – A 2020 Review (Part 1)

This post is based on a keynote presentation I gave at the Editor’s Meeting of the International Journal for Re-Views of Empirical Economics in June 2020. It loosely follows up two previous attempts to summarize the state of replications in…

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Pre-Analysis Plans in Economics: A Help or a Hindrance for Publication Success and Impact?

[Excerpts taken from the article “Do Pre-analysis Plans Hamper Publication?” by George Ofosu and Daniel Posner, published in the AER: Papers and Proceedings] “Pre-analysis plans (PAPs) have been criticized… that PAPs generate dull, lab-report-style papers that are disfavored by reviewers…

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Assess Business and Economics Claims. Help Science! Make Money!

The repliCATS project is part of a research program called SCORE, funded by DARPA, that eventually aims to build automated tools that can rapidly and reliably assign confidence scores to social science research claims. Our method – the IDEA protocol – harnesses the power…

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NEWS FLASH: Economics Journal Seeking Replication Studies to Publish. Now.

The International Journal for Re-views of Empirical Economics (IREE) is the only economics journal soley dedicated to replication research. They are looking to publish quality replication studies. If you have students conducting replications in your applied economics/econometrics classes, this is…

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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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