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Comment on "Star Wars: The Empirics Strike Back"

Adam Gorajek and Benjamin Malin

No 629, Staff Report from Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Abstract: Using a novel meta-analytical method, Brodeur et al. (2016) argue that hypothesis tests in top economic journals have exaggerated levels of statistical significance. Brodeur et al. (2020) apply the same method to another sample of hypothesis tests, obtaining similar results. We investigate the reliability of the method by highlighting questionable assumptions and compiling a dataset to examine their merits. Our findings support the original conclusions.

Keywords: Researcher bias; Research credibility; Research replicability; Z-curve (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A11 C13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 8
Date: 2021-11-18
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DOI: 10.21034/sr.629

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