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Journal-Based Replication

[Excerpts taken from the article “A Journal-Based Replication of ‘Being Chosen to Lead’” by Allen Drazen, Anna Dreber, Erkut Ozbay, and Erik Snowberg, posted at Snowberg’s website at the California Institute of Technology] “More replication seems needed, and there is…

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A Nice “Shoutout” to TRN in Nature Sustainability

[Excerpts taken from the article “Economists run experiments, too” by Aiora Zabala, published at Nature Sustainability] “For most who don’t know this literature, it’s easy to lightly recommend that we should implement taxes, subsidies or regulations to tackle environmental challenges…Economists…

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Another Economics Journal Pilots Pre-Results Review

[From the article “Pre-results review reaches the (economic) lab: Experimental Economics follows the Journal of Development Economics in piloting pre-results review”, an interview with Irenaeus Wolff, published at http://www.bitss.org. The following are excerpts from that interview.] “In its April 2019…

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“Replicate Early and Often”

[From the working paper “The Dozen Things Experimental Economists Should Do (More Of)” by Eszter Czibor, David Jimenez-Gomez, and John List, Working Paper 25451 in the NBER Working Paper Series] “…We believe that the best approach to increasing the reliability of…

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VALLOIS & JULLIEN: Is Experimental Economics Really Doing Better? The Case of Public Goods Experiments

[From the working paper, “Replication in experimental economics: A historical and quantitative approach focused on public good game experiments” by Nicolas Vallois and Dorian Jullien] The current “replication crisis” concerns the inability of scientists to “replicate”, i.e. to reproduce a great…

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BUTERA: A Novel Approach for Novel Results

[NOTE: This post refers to the article “An Economic Approach to Alleviate the Crises of Confidence in Science: With an Application to the Public Goods Game” by Luigi Butera and John List.  The article is available as a working paper…

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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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So Is There a Replicability Crisis? Or What?

[From the blog Core Economics] Experimental economist ANDREAS ORTMANN reflects on the recent replicability studies in psychology and economics and tackles the question of what it all means.  The article is entitled, “So, is there a crisis?  Or is there…

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Is There Or Is There Not a Replication Crisis in Psychology? That is the Question

[H/T to Retraction Watch for the material in this post] This past week, the journal Science published a study by Dan Gilbert, Gary King and others refuting the claims of Brian Nosek and the Reproducibility Project Psychology (RPP).  The RPP…

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Replicability of Laboratory Experiments in Economics: The Glass is 61% Full

[From the article “Evaluating replicability of laboratory experiments in economics” published in Science] Researchers today reported the results of a collaborative project in which 18 experimental economics studies originally published in the American Economic Review and the Quarterly Journal of Economics were replicated.  The researchers…

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