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W. Robert Reed
University of Canterbury
89Publications
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#1Samangi Bandaranayake (Cant.: University of Canterbury)H-Index: 1
#2Kuntal K. Das (Cant.: University of Canterbury)H-Index: 5
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#1Bin Qiu (SEU: Southeast University)
#2Kuntal K. Das (Cant.: University of Canterbury)H-Index: 5
Last.W. Robert Reed (Cant.: University of Canterbury)H-Index: 20
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Previous studies investigating the effect of exchange rate changes on a country's exports have found little evidence that exchange rates matter. This “Exchange Rate Disconnect Puzzle” may stem from the fact that studies have mostly focused on aggregate data. We analyze the effect of real exchange rate fluctuations of the RMB by decomposing Chinese trade into its “extensive” and “intensive” margins using product-level data. Contrary to recent empirical evidence on the insignificant effects of exc...
#2Kuntal K. DasH-Index: 5
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This study replicates Zigraiova and Havranek’s (2016) meta-analysis of banking competition and financial stability. It performs multiple types of replications: a “Reproduction” replication where ZH a “Repetition” replication where the studies used by ZH an “Extension” replication where additional studies on banking competition and stability are analyzed; and a “Robustness Analysis” where we check ZH and that this sensitivity extends to “best practice” estimates.
In July 2017, Economics: The Open Access, Open Assessment E-Journal issued a call for papers for a special issue on “The Practice of Replication.” In that call, the journal explained that there was no generally accepted procedure for how to do a replication. Likewise, there was no generally accepted standard for determining whether a replication “confirms” or “disconfirms” an original study. Accordingly, the journal called for papers to identify principles for how to do a replication and how to ...
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This study subjects Ahn, Khandelwal, and Wei’s (2011) model of intermediary trade to a series of additional tests. Using data mostly sourced independently from AKW, we demonstrate that we are able to reproduce the evidence supporting their three main predictions for Chinese exports. However, further tests reveal that these results are not robust. When we repeat the analysis underlying their first prediction with more recently available data, we estimate coefficients that are wrong-signed and sig...
#2Kuntal K. DasH-Index: 5
Last.W. Robert ReedH-Index: 20
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This study uses meta-analysis to analyze the empirical literature on spillovers and exports. It collects 3,291 estimated spillover effects from 99 studies. The estimated spillover effects in the literature span a large number of types and measures of both exports and spillovers. As a result, we transform estimates to partial correlation coefficients (PCCs). We analyze these transformed effects using four different versions of Weighted Least Squares estimators, incorporating both meta-analytic “F...
In his 2008 Journal of Health Economics paper, Jochen Hartwig claimed that Baumol’s Cost Disease (BCD) theory could explain observed increases in health care expenditures in OECD countries. This paper replicates Hartwig’s results and demonstrates that he tested the wrong hypothesis. When one tests the correct hypothesis, Hartwig’s conclusions are not supported. Rather than providing evidence in favor of BCD, Hartwig’s estimation procedures, when applied correctly, strongly reject BCD as an expla...
#2Kuntal K. DasH-Index: 5
Last.W. Robert ReedH-Index: 20
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This study replicates Zigraiova and Havranek’s (2016) meta-analysis of banking competition and financial stability. It performs three types of replications: a “Reproduction” replication where ZH a “Repetition” replication where the studies used by ZH and an “Extension” replication, where 35 additional studies on banking competition and stability are examined to see if they confirm Z&H’s findings. Our replication analyses confirm Z&H’s main finding that competition in the banking sector is unrela...
This article uses the framework of Ioannidis () to organise a discussion of issues related to the ‘reproducibility crisis’. It then goes on to use that framework to evaluate various proposals to fix the problem. Of particular interest is the ‘post†study probability’, the probability that a reported research finding represents a true relationship. This probability is inherently unknowable. However, a number of insightful results emerge if we are willing to make some conjectures about re...
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