AEA Data and Code Guidance


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

Protocol for Third-party Verifications

This protocol describes how third parties can, at the request of the AEA Data Editor, conduct a reproducibility check of materials that are part of an AEA publication.

Alternate protocols are possible, but should be verified with the AEA Data Editor prior to engaging any resources.


What or Who Is a Third-party Replicator

The third-party replicator is somebody not affiliated with the AEA editorial offices (third-party), who has access to the (public-use, confidential or restricted) data used in the author’s paper, and who

Steps for the Third-party Replicator

Template email


please prepare a reproducibility report (see below) for the following manuscript, code, and data:

Manuscript: Attached.

README: Attached.

Code and data: [CODELOCATION]

Instructions on how to access pre-publication openICPSR deposits are available.

Please file your report via reply-all to this email, within the next 10 days.

Thank you very much in advance.