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Replication in Economics

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 were already taught for which the information of this database was used. In the starting phase the focus was 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 replication wiki was established as a part of the project "Replication in Empirical Economics" funded by the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and run at the Chair of Statistics, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Prof. Dr. Thomas Kneib).


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