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Open Access to Data: An Ideal Professed but Not Practised


Patrick Andreoli Versbach


Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition; Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München - Faculty of Economics

Frank Mueller-Langer


Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

February 21, 2013

RatSWD Working Paper Series No. 215
Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property & Competition Law Research Paper No. 13-07

Abstract:     
We provide evidence for the status quo in economics with respect to data sharing using a unique data set with 488 hand-collected observations randomly taken from researchers' academic webpages. Out of the sample, 435 researchers (89.14%) neither have a data&code section nor indicate whether and where their data is available. We find that 8.81% of researchers share some of their data whereas only 2.05% fully share. We run an ordered probit regression to relate the decision of researchers to share to their observable characteristics. We find that three predictors are positive and significant across specifications: being full professor, working at a higher-ranked institution and personal attitudes towards sharing as indicated by sharing other material such as lecture slides.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 12

Keywords: Data sharing, data availability, open science

JEL Classification: B40, C80, L59

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Date posted: February 26, 2013 ; Last revised: March 21, 2013

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Andreoli Versbach, Patrick and Mueller-Langer, Frank, Open Access to Data: An Ideal Professed but Not Practised (February 21, 2013). RatSWD Working Paper Series No. 215; Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property & Competition Law Research Paper No. 13-07. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2224146 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2224146

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Patrick Andreoli Versbach (Contact Author)
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition ( email )
Marstallplatz 1
Munich, 80539
Germany

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München - Faculty of Economics ( email )
Ludwigstrasse 28
Munich, D-80539
Germany
Frank Mueller-Langer
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition ( email )
Marstallplatz 1
Munich, 80539
Germany
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