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Here you can announce news and upcoming events about Replication in Economics.
This page also archives the section news of the main page.

cascad is launched, the first certification agency for scientific code & data, July 10, 2019

The ReplicationWiki will be presented at digitalsocieties2019, 2nd Annual Conference of the Academy of Sociology (AS), Session on Replication and Publication Bias, Konstanz, Germany, September 25-27, 2019

A MOOC on Reproducible Research is offered by the French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation (INRIA) in French and English from October 22 to December 19, 2018.

A session Openness and Integrity in Methods Teaching and Research , including a talk that suggests to use the ReplicationWiki, was held at the American Political Sciences Association Annual Meeting , August 30 – September 2, 2018, in Boston, USA.

3ie and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) are hosting an event on replication and research transparency on Programmes on financial services for the poor: what does the evidence say? on April 23, 2018, in Rome, Italy.

The journal Review of Development Finance posted a call for Reproducibility Studies in Development Finance. They plan to publish them regularly as well as in special issues.

AIRLEAP Economics Conference “An Urgency for Evidence and Transparency in Economic Analysis and Policy”, St Louis, USA, October 13th-14th had 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 was 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

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

Blog post 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 Institute for Transparency in the Social Sciences, Jan H. Höffler of the ReplicationWiki, and Thomas Herndon of the Public Debt and Growth replication debate

New working paper Is Economics Research Replicable? Sixty Published Papers from Thirteen Journals Say ”Usually Not” by Andrew C. Chang and Philipp Li

New working paper On the Need for a Replication Journal by Christian Zimmermann

Critical Finance Review announces Special Replication Issues, September 2015

A session on Replication in Economics was held during the American Economic Association Annual Meeting, January 3-5, 2016, in San Francisco

You can now follow Project TIER on Twitter: @Project_TIER

Project TIER has posted an announcement and call for applications for a Faculty Development Workshop on Teaching Transparent Methods of Empirical Research, to be held on October 16-17, at Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania, USA (10 miles west of Philadelphia). No cost to attend workshop; some financial support may be available for travel to the workshop from points in the US. (Posted June 9, 2015).

Project TIER announces nomination of five Faculty Fellows for 2015-16. Applications for the next cohort of Fellows (2016-17) available by December 1, 2015, and due in the spring of 2016. (Posted June 9, 2015).

Project TIER announces creation of new Advisory Board. (Posted June 9, 2015).

The American Journal of Political Science publishes Guidelines for Preparing Replication Files and announces that "submitted replication materials will be verified" by the University of North Carolina’s Odum Institute for Research in Social Science "to guarantee that they do, in fact, properly reproduce the analysis results". March 26, 2015.

The 3ie Replication Programme accepted expressions of interest for its call on replications on HIV prevention until May 31, 2015.

The 3ie-IFPRI seminar series is designed to highlight innovative papers on impact evaluation and facilitate discussion of new impact evaluation research. The seminars are held on one Thursday of each month from 12:00-1:30pm at IFPRI’s Washington DC headquarters (2033 K St. NW). To RSVP to any event, please contact Alexandria Cannon (

Working paper: The Meaning of Failed Replications: A Review and Proposal, by Michael Clemens, April 9, 2015 Working paper: "Pre Analysis Plans Help (only) when Replications are Infeasible", by Lucas C. Coffman and Muriel Niederle, February 14, 2015

Peer Reviewers' Openness Initiative calls for reviewers to, "beginning January 1, 2017, [...] make open practices a pre-condition for more comprehensive review."

Since during the 2014 Research Transparency Forum of the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences we received the valuable feedback that our traffic lights could be interpreted as a judgment on quality of the studies we now changed the red one to a warning triangle.
Feel free to discuss! - January 24th, 2015

RePEc bibliography on replication started - January 18th, 2015

Forthcoming article "The Need for Replications" in Public Finance Review by James Alm and W. Robert Reed announcing special issue with replications - September 23, 2014

ideas/RePEc now links back to studies of ReplicationWiki - July 16th, 2014

Quality evidence for policymaking: I’ll believe it when I see the replication - 3ie Replication Paper - March 2014 (3ie Replication Programme Candidate Studies List for impact evaluations now integrated in the ReplicationWiki)

Article about unreliable research - The Economist - Oct 19th 2013

Working paper: Teaching Replication in Quantitative Empirical Economics - Jan H. Höffler - May 3rd 2013 - updated for Econometric Society European Meeting - 28th August 2014

INET blog: Economics needs replication - Jan H. Höffler and Thomas Kneib - April 24th 2013

Working paper: Replication in the narrow sense of Banzhaf/Walsh (2008) - Paul Wohlfarth - August 26th 2012

Working paper: Narrow Replication of Ashcraft (2005): Are Banks Really Special? - Björn Zakula - July 2nd 2012

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