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Replications in Economics: A Progress Report

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We report on various aspects of replication research in economics. Our report includes (i) a brief history of data sharing and replication; (ii) the results of a survey administered to the editors of all 333 economics journals listed in Web of Science; (iii) an analysis of 162 replication studies that have been published in peer-reviewed economics journals from 1977–2014; (iv) a discussion of the future of replication research in economics; and (v) observations on how replications can be better integrated into research efforts to address problems associated with publication bias and other Type I error phenomena. This paper is part of an ongoing project which includes the website replicationnetwork.com, which provides additional, regularly updated information on replications in economics.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-191
Number of pages28
JournalEcon Journal Watch
Volume12
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2015
Peer-reviewedYes

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