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

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Dorian Jullien

Université Côte d'Azur

Nicolas Vallois

University of Picardy Jules Verne - CRIISEA

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Date Written: January 25, 2018

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Jullien, Dorian and Vallois, Nicolas, Replication in Experimental Economics: A Historical and Quantitative Approach Focused on Public Good Game Experiments (January 25, 2018). The Center for the History of Political Economy Working Paper Series, Duke University. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3116245 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3116245

Dorian Jullien (Contact Author)

Université Côte d'Azur ( email )

France

Nicolas Vallois

University of Picardy Jules Verne - CRIISEA ( email )

Pôle Universitaire Cathédrale
10 placette Lafleur BP 2716
Amiens, 80027
France

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