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About the project

For scientific progress, it is pivotal to review research findings by independently replicating results, thus making the findings more reliable. However, in econometric research, it is not yet common practice to publish replication findings. This wiki serves as a database of empirical studies, the availability of replication material for them and of replication studies. It can help teaching replication to students. Seminars at several faculties internationally were already taught for which the information of this database was used.

So far the focus has been on some leading journals in economics. Replication results can be published as replication working papers of the University of Göttingen's Center for Statistics.
Teaching and providing access to information will raise awareness for the need for replications, provide a basis for research about the reasons why replications so often fail and how this can be changed, and educate future generations of economists about how to make research replicable. The starting phase of this project was funded by the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET).

Please cite as:
If you mention the ReplicationWiki in your research, especially when you use date from it, do not forget to cite the study describing it: ReplicationWiki - Improving Transparency in the Social Sciences, by Jan H. Höffler, D-Lib Magazine, March/April 2017, Volume 23, Number 3/4, doi: 10.1045/march2017-hoeffler.

Join the project

You can join the project by entering a new replication or empirical studies that could be replicated. For the latter you can vote which ones you find most relevant to be replicated. Furthermore, you can improve the articles in the wiki and make comments. Under current events you can announce news and upcoming events. The community portal lists open tasks and suggestions for the wiki.

Most recently added replication studies


AIRLEAP Conference “An Urgency for Evidence and Transparency in Economic Analysis and Policy”, St Louis, USA, October 13th-14th will have a session on replication in empirical economics

The journal Energy Economics posted a call for contributions to a Special Issue on Replication in Energy Economics (in which it mentions the ReplicationWiki). Submission deadline is July 2017.

Replication Session at the American Economic Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, USA, January 6-8, 2017

Session on Replication during the Institute for New Economic Thinking Young Scholar Initiative Plenary Conference, Budapest, Hungary, October 19-22, 2016

3ie funding for replication of evaluations of financial service interventions for the poor: Deadline for submitting expressions of interest is 2 August 2016.

Article How to Make Psychology Studies More Reliable, Ed Yong, The Atlantic, March 31, 2016

Letter "A research symbiont", Benedikt Fecher, Gert G. Wagner, Science, 25 Mar 2016.

Article Evaluating replicability of laboratory experiments in economics, Science, 25 March 2016

Article The pipeline project: Pre-publication independent replications of a single laboratory's research pipeline, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, available online since 24 March 2016, in press

Article Are results in top journals to be trusted?, S.K., The Economist, Jan 21st 2016

Blog post Secret Data Encore by John Cochrane, January 5, 2016

Secret Data by John Cochrane, December 28, 2015

Replication and Transparency in Economic Research, INET blog post by Jan H. Höffler, December 3, 2015

Workshop on Replication and Transparency in Economic Research at Mozilla San Francisco, January 6-7, 2016, with the Young Scholars Initiative of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, Richard Ball of the project Teaching Integrity in Empirical Reseach, Johannes Pfeifer, Edward Miguel of the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences, Jan H. Höffler of the ReplicationWiki, and Thomas Herndon of the Public Debt and Growth replication debate, materials available here

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