Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161026
Authors: 
Hamermesh, Daniel S.
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10403
Abstract: 
Examining the most heavily-cited publications in labor economics from the early 1990s, I show that few of over 3000 articles citing them directly replicates them. They are replicated more frequently using data from other time periods and economies, so that the validity of their central ideas has typically been verified. This pattern of scholarship suggests, beyond the currently required depositing of data and code upon publication, that there is little need for formal mechanisms for replication. The market for scholarship already produces replications of non-laboratory applied research.
Subjects: 
citation analysis
reliability of research
scientific method
JEL: 
B21
J01
B41
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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