Do Economics Journal Archives Promote Replicable Research?

24 Pages Posted: 20 Sep 2006  

B.D. McCullough

Drexel University - Department of Decision Sciences

Kerry Anne McGeary

Ball State University - Department of Economics

Teresa D. Harrison

Drexel University - Department of Economics & International Business

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Date Written: September 2006

Abstract

All the long-standing archives at economics journals do not facilitate the reproduction of published results. The data-only archives at Journal of Business and Economic Statistics and Economic Journal fail in part because most authors do not contribute data. Results published in the FRB St. Louis Review can rarely be reproduced using the data/code in the journal archive. Recently-created archives at top journals should avoid the mistakes of their predecessors. We categorize reasons for archives' failures and identify successful policies.

Keywords: archives, replication

JEL Classification: B40, C80

Suggested Citation

McCullough, B.D. and McGeary, Kerry Anne and Harrison, Teresa D., Do Economics Journal Archives Promote Replicable Research? (September 2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=931231 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.931231

B. D. McCullough

Drexel University - Department of Decision Sciences ( email )

101 N. 33rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Kerry Anne McGeary

Ball State University - Department of Economics ( email )

2000 W. University Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306-0340
United States
765-285-5378 (Phone)

Teresa D. Harrison (Contact Author)

Drexel University - Department of Economics & International Business ( email )

3141 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

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