AEA Data and Code Guidance


Guidance for authors wishing to create data and code supplements, and for replicators.

Unofficial guidance on various topics by the AEA Data Editor

The DRAFT proposed new Data and Code Availability Policy

Please consult our overview of past and future Data (and Code) Availability Policy. Comments are welcome (as comments on the Google Doc or Issues in this Github repo.

Guidance on creating replicable data and program archives

Several economics and other social science data editors are collaborating on common guidance. See for more detailed guidance.

We provide specific guidance on how to deposit data at the AEA Data and Code Repository.

Guidance on testing replicability of code

Generic guidance is provided at the Social Science Data Editors’ Guidance website. Specific guidance for AEA journals will be provided here, if different.