On the Need for a Replication Journal

16 Pages Posted: 20 Aug 2015 Last revised: 3 Jan 2019

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Christian Zimmermann

Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: 2015-08-07

Abstract

There is very little replication of research in economics, particularly compared with other sciences. This paper argues that there is a dire need for studies that replicate research, that their scarcity is due to poor or negative rewards for replicators, and that this could be improved with a journal that exclusively publishes replication studies. I then discuss how such a journal could be organized, in particular in the face of some negative rewards some replication studies may elicit.

JEL Classification: A1, B4

Suggested Citation

Zimmermann, Christian, On the Need for a Replication Journal (2015-08-07). FRB St. Louis Working Paper No. 2015-16. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2647280

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