On the Need for a Replication Journal

Published on Jan 1, 2015
· DOI :10.2139/ssrn.2647280
Christian Zimmermann1
Estimated H-index: 1
There is very little replication of research in economics, particularly compared with other sciences. This paper argues that there is a dire need for studies that replicate research, that their scarcity is due to poor or negative rewards for replicators, and that this could be improved with a journal that exclusively publishes replication studies. I then discuss how such a journal could be organized, in particular in the face of some negative rewards some replication studies may elicit.
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