Höffler studied at the Universität Mannheim, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, University of Toronto, the Graduate Institute, Geneva, and [in the course of an INET funded project on Replication in Empirical Economics] founded the ReplicationWiki during his PhD at the University of Göttingen.

He taught replication seminars to bachelor, masters and PhD students at the University of Toronto, Canada, the MAGKS interuniversity doctoral program in economics supported by the universities of Marburg, Aachen, Gießen, Göttingen, Kassel and Siegen, Germany, the Graduate Institute in Geneva, Switzerland, Nanjing Agricultural University, China, and the United Nations University in Maastricht, the Netherlands.

Höffler has published the following journal articles:

Replication and Economics Journal Policies, American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, 107(5), May 2017, 52-55

ReplicationWiki - Improving Transparency in Social Sciences, D-Lib Magazine, March/April 2017 Volume 23, Number 3/4

Höffler has published the following working papers:

Teaching Constructive Replications in the Social Sciences, with Gerrit Bauer, Nate Breznau, Johanna Gereke, Nicole Janz, Rima-Maria Rahal, Joachim K. Rennstich, and Hannah Soiné, MetaArXiv 2022.

Teaching Replication in Quantitive Empirical Economics

Höffler’s replication-related work was presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Economic Association; 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, Research Transparency Forum of the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences 2014, Econometric Society and the European Economic Association 2014, Annual Meeting of the French Economic Association 2014, YSI Program of the Annual Conference of INET 2014, Economics Network conference 2013, Spring Meeting of Young Economists in Aarhus, 2013, INET Young Scholar Initiative Workshop with the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) 2015, National Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education 2015, Annual Meeting of the Austrian Economic 2015, Replication and Transparency in Economic Research with INET & YSI 2016, AIRLEAP 2017, International Economics Congress 2018, American Political Sciences Association Annual Meeting 2018, Teaching Integrity in Empirical Research Faculty Development Workshop 2019, Annual Conference of the Academy of Sociology 2019, Teaching Replication in the Social Sciences Workshop 2020, 2021, Unconference on Open Scholarship Practices in Education Research 2021, Teaching and Research in Economic Education 2021, Open Science Days 2021, YSI’s Data Use in Economics: What can we do better 2021

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Replication and Transparency in Economic Research

Article | Dec 3, 2015

In 2003, McCullough and Vinod wrote, “Research that cannot be replicated is not science, and cannot be trusted either as part of the profession’s accumulated body of knowledge or as a basis for policy.”(1)

Economics Needs Replication

Article | Apr 23, 2013

The recent debate about the reproducibility of the results published by Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff offers a showcase for the importance of replication in empirical economics.