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What is REECAP? And Why You Should Watch Their Webinar (19 October 2020, 10.30-12.30 CET)

The Research network on Economic Experiments for the Common Agricultural Policy (REECAP) is an EU-wide informal consortium with the aim to promote and foster economic experimental designs and behavioural analysis in the context of evaluating European agricultural policies. The network…

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Nature Human Behaviour: “Replications Do Not Fail”

[Excerpts taken from the editorial, “Replications do not fail” published by Nature Human Behaviour] “For a very long time, replication studies had a lowly status in the hierarchy of publishable research. The equation of scientific advance with novelty and discovery…

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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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Suppose Researchers Were Offered Money for Replications and Null Results. Suppose Few Took Up the Offer.

[Excerpts taken from the article “In praise of replication studies and null results”, an editorial published in Nature] “The Berlin Institute of Health last year launched an initiative with the words, ‘Publish your NULL results — Fight the negative publication…

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New Cambridge University Press Journal Seeks Non-Novel Research

[Excerpts taken from the article “New Journal Focused on Reproducibility” by Colleen Flaherty, published at insidehighered.com] “Cambridge University Press is launching a new open-access journal to help address science’s reproducibility issues and glacial peer-review timelines. Experimental Results, announced today, gives…

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IN THE NEWS: Slate (June 20, 2019)

[From the article “We Tried to Publish a Replication of a Science Paper in Science. The Journal Refused.” by Kevin Arceneaux, Bert Bakker, Claire Gothreau, and Gijs Schumacher, published in Slate]  “Our story starts in 2008, when a group of researchers…

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REED: EiR* – Heterogeneity in Two-Way Fixed Effects Models

[* EiR = Econometrics in Replications, a feature of TRN that highlights useful econometrics procedures for re-analysing existing research. The material for this blog is drawn from the recent working paper “Two-way fixed effects estimators with heterogeneous treatment effects” by…

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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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Replications Can Lessen the Pressure To Get It Right the First Time — And That Can Be a Good Thing

[From the blog “(back to basics:) How is statistics relevant to scientific discovery?” by Andrew Gelman, posted at Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science] “If we are discouraged from criticizing published work—or if our criticism elicits pushback and attacks…

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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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