A Journal-Based Replication of 'Being Chosen to Lead'

27 Pages Posted: 27 Nov 2019

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Allan Drazen

University of Maryland - Department of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Erkut Ozbay

University of Maryland - Department of Economics

Anna Dreber

Stockholm School of Economics - Department of Economics

Erik Snowberg

University of British Columbia (UBC)

Date Written: 2019

Abstract

Recent large-scale replications of social science experiments provide important information on the reliability of experimental research. Unfortunately, there exist no mechanisms to ensure replications are done. We propose such a mechanism: journal-based replication, in which the publishing journal contracts for a replication between acceptance and publication. We discuss what we learned from a proof-of-concept journal-based replication at the Journal of Public Economics. Our experience indicates that journal-based replication would be relatively straightforward to implement for laboratory experiments.

Keywords: replication, reliability, experiments, journal-based replication

JEL Classification: A110, A140, C180, C920

Suggested Citation

Drazen, Allan and Ozbay, Erkut and Dreber, Anna and Snowberg, Erik, A Journal-Based Replication of 'Being Chosen to Lead' (2019). CESifo Working Paper No. 7942, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3490406

Allan Drazen (Contact Author)

University of Maryland - Department of Economics ( email )

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Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

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National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Erkut Ozbay

University of Maryland - Department of Economics ( email )

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Anna Dreber

Stockholm School of Economics - Department of Economics ( email )

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Sweden

Erik Snowberg

University of British Columbia (UBC) ( email )

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Canada

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