We were recently discussing among data editors what the oldest replication package (in Econ and Political Science) might be.
I actually don’t know the answer to that. But the oldest replication package we have in the (migrated) AEA archives is:
Frankel, Jeffrey A., and Romer, David H. Replication data for: Does Trade Cause Growth? Nashville, TN: American Economic Association [publisher], 1999. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2019-10-12. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113211V1.
which accompanies this article:
Frankel, Jeffrey A, and David Romer. “Does Trade Cause Growth?” American Economic Review 89, no. 3 (June 1999): 379–99. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.89.3.379.
Find out yourself: a (fully reproducible) way to verify this (there are better ways, of course)
library(readr) library(tidyverse) # I'm lazy baseurl <- "https://github.com/AEADataEditor/aea-supplement-migration/raw/master/data/acquired" # alternatively, if running locally # baseurl <- "data/acquired" aea_article_data <- read_csv(file.path(baseurl, "aea_article_data.csv.gz")) aea_issue_data <- read_csv(file.path(baseurl, "aea_issue_data.csv.gz")) aea_icpsr_mapping <- read_csv(file.path(baseurl, "aea_icpsr_mapping.20191014.txt"), col_names = c("icpsr_doi","zipfile")) %>% mutate(zipfile = str_remove(zipfile, fixed("Original Zip: "))) aea_deposits <- left_join(aea_article_data,aea_icpsr_mapping, by=c("icpsr_package_name"="zipfile")) %>% left_join(aea_issue_data,by=c("issue_id")) # oldest package aea_deposits %>% filter(year==min(aea_deposits$year)) %>% select(doi,title,journal,volume,issue, year,icpsr_doi)