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Replication in Empirical Economics


This research project replicates a large number of studies by teaching replication to students, with the results included in a wiki project about the replicability of research.

This research project replicates a large number of studies by teaching replication to students, with the results included in a wiki project about the replicability of research.

For scientific progress, it is pivotal to control research findings by independently reproducing results, thus making the findings more reliable. However, in econometric research, this is rarely done and is not yet common practice. By teaching replication to students, this project replicates a large number of studies. This process raises awareness of the need for replications, provides a basis for research about the reasons why replications so often fail and how this can be changed, and educates future generations of economists about how to make research replicable. Every economist is invited to join the project by contributing to the wiki project about the replicability of research.