Assessing the Rate of Replication in Economics
James Berry (),
Douglas Hanley (),
Rania Gihleb and
Alistair J. Wilson
American Economic Review, 2017, vol. 107, issue 5, 27-31
We assess the rate of replication for empirical papers in the 2010 American Economic Review. Across 70 empirical papers, we find that 29 percent have 1 or more citation that partially replicates the original result. While only a minority of papers has a published replication, a majority (60 percent) have either a replication, robustness test, or an extension. Surveying authors within the literature, we find substantial uncertainty over the number of extant replications.
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Note: DOI: 10.1257/aer.p20171119
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