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COFFMAN & WILSON: Assessing the Rate of Replications in Economics

In our AER Papers and Proceedings paper, “Assessing the Rate of Replications in Economics” we try to answer two questions. First, how often do economists attempt to replicate results? Second, how aware are we collectively of replication attempts that do…

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MUELLER-LANGER, FECHER, HARHOFF & WAGNER: What Matters for Replication

NOTE: This entry is based on the paper, “The Economics of Replication” Replication studies are considered a hallmark of good scientific practice (1). Yet they are treated among researchers as an ideal to be professed but not practised (2, 3)….

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PhD Students: Earn Cash Replicating RCTs

[From the website of The Poverty Action Lab, Department of Economics at MIT] “The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT’s economics department announces a fellowship program offering financial support (tuition assistance of up to $12,000 and a…

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KRAWCZYK: Good News/Bad News on Who Gets the Data

Providing access to the data is a prerequisite for replication of empirical analysis. Unfortunately, this access is not always granted to everyone (see here, and here).  There is evidence that some of this may be due to concerns about requestors’…

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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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