Replication and Research Transparency in Empirical Economics

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Panel at Royal Economic Society 2023 Annual Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland


Several top journals (including those of the RES) have recently initiated efforts to insure that published empirical results can be replicated. Not all journals have followed suit, however, as this can be expensive. At the same time, many journals are reluctant to publish comments that raise questions about the validity or transparency of published results. The panel will discuss fundamental aims and incentives of replication as well as concrete tools, procedures, and publication outlets.

Chair: Marianne Saam, Universität Hamburg and ZBW


  • Prof David Jaeger, University of St Andrews & Editor, Journal of Comments and replications in Economics

  • Prof Marie Connolly, Université du Québec à Montréal, data editor for the Canadian Journal of Economics

  • Lars Vilhuber, Cornell University, data editor for the American Economic Association journals