Replication and Research Transparency

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Panel at Verein für Socialpolitik , Basel, Switzerland


Research has to be transparent in order to be considered as credible and valid. Reproduction and replication are practices that seek to establish the validity of research. At the same time, replication is a time-consuming activity that may be conflicting with the pursuit of other goals of research in social sciences, such as originality, relevance and plausibility. The panel will discuss fundamental aims and incentives of replication as well as concrete tools, procedures and publication outlets.

  • David A. Jaeger (Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Comments and Replications in Economics, University of St. Andrews)
  • Andreas Peichl (ifo Institute / LMU Munich)
  • Lars Vilhuber (Data Editor of the American Economic Association, Cornell University)

Chair: Marianne Saam (ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics and University of Hamburg)