Replication in Experimental Economics: A Historical and Quantitative Approach Focused on Public Good Game Experiments
The Center for the History of Political Economy Working Paper Series, Duke University
40 Pages Posted: 26 Feb 2018
Date Written: January 25, 2018
We propose a historical perspective on replication in experimental economics focused on public good games. Our intended contribution is twofold: in terms of method and in terms of object. Methodologically, we blend traditional qualitative history of economics with a less traditional quantitative approach using basic econometric tools to detect unnoticed historical patterns of replication. In terms of our object, we highlight a type of replication that we call "baseline replication", which is not present in explicit methodological discussions, yet central in the specificity of experimental economics regarding replication in economics.
Keywords: Experimental Economics, Replication, History of Economic Thought, Methodology, Public Good Experiments
JEL Classification: B20, C83, A14, C90
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