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TOL: Special Issue on Replication at Energy Economics

Replication is important. Many journals in economics, including Energy Economics, now insist on papers being published together with a replication package, and a few journals check that package prior to publication. This is a world apart from the common practice…

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Making a List, Checking it Twice (for Transparency)

[Excerpts taken from the article “A consensus-based transparency checklist” by Balazs Aczel and many, many others, published in Nature Human Behavior] “Ideally, science is characterized by a ‘show me’ norm, meaning that claims should be based on observations that are…

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IN THE NEWS: Wired (November 26, 2019)

[Excerpts taken from the article, “We’re All ‘P-Hacking’ Now” by Christie Aschwanden, publised in Wired] “It’s got an entry in the Urban Dictionary, been discussed on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, scored a wink from Cards Against Humanity, and now it’s been featured…

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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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Changes at the American Journal of Agricultural Economics

[Excerpts taken from the article “Editor’s Corner”, by Travis Lybbert, published in The Exchange, the newsletter of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association] “In my time as AJAE editor over the past four years, an interesting crisis for our profession –…

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Data Sharing in Addiction Journals? Yeah, It’s Not Happening There

[Excerpts taken from the article “Data sharing practices in randomized trials of addiction interventions” by Matt Vassar, Sam Jellison, Hannah Wendelbo, and Cole Wayant, published in the journal Addictive Behaviors] “We conducted a 6 year cross-sectional investigation of the rates…

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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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Registered Reports 2.0

[Excerpt taken from the article “What’s next for Registered Reports?” by Chris Chambers, published in Nature] “For the past six years, I have championed Registered Reports (RRs), a type of research article that is radically different from conventional papers. The…

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Do We Want to Eliminate Selection Bias in Publication? Not Always

[Excerpts taken from the article “No Data in the Void: Values and Distributional Conflicts in Empirical Policy Research and Artificial Intelligence” by Maximilian Kasy, published at econfip.org] “Decision making based on data…is becoming ever more widespread. Any time such decisions…

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Assessing the Peer Reviewers’ Openness (PRO) Initiative from the Perspective of PRO Signatories

[Excerpts taken from the preprint “’Because it is the Right Thing to Do’: Taking Stock of the Peer Reviewers’ Openness Initiative” by Maike Dahrendorf et al., posted at PsyArXiv Preprints] “Although the practice of publicly sharing data and code appears…

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