Virtual Special Issue on Replication Studies

Welcome to this Virtual Special Issue featuring a variety of replication studies published in Elsevier’s Economics and Finance journals from 1988-2016.

Replication is an important part of the way that research progresses and there has been much discussion in recent years about a ‘reproducibility crisis’ in science. Researchers build on previous work by trying to replicate their own or others’ studies – in some cases they succeed in replicating the previous findings and in some cases they fail. There is inevitably a great deal of diversity in what people mean by the term ‘replication’ and how they go about trying to verify previous findings in different fields and this is reflected in our selection of articles, but what is certain is that published replication studies provide an insight into the scientific method and the progress of research.

‘Nonlinear causality between crude oil price and exchange rate: A comparative study of China and India’ — A failed replication (negative Type 1 and Type 2)

Energy Economics, Volume 56, May 2016, Pages 150–160
Glauco De Vita, Emmanouil Trachanas

Improved method for static replication under the CEV model

Finance Research Letters, Volume 11, Issue 3, September 2014, Pages 194–202
Wei-Che Tsai

Forecasting mortality for small populations by mixing mortality data

Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Volume 54, January 2014, Pages 12–27
Ales Ahcan, Darko Medved, Annamaria Olivieri, Ermanno Pitacco

Repeated play and gender in the ultimatum game

The Journal of Socio-Economics*, Volume 42, February 2013, Pages 121–126
Peter McGee, Stelios Constantinides
* continued as the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics

How much should we trust the World Values Survey trust question?

Economics Letters, Volume 116, Issue 2, August 2012, Pages 210–212
Noel D. Johnson, Alexandra Mislin

Psychiatric disorders and labor market outcomes: Evidence from the National Comorbidity Survey-Replication

Journal of Health Economics, Volume 30, Issue 5, September 2011, Pages 858–868
Pinka Chatterji, Margarita Alegria, David Takeuchi

A rise by any other name? Sensitivity of growth regressions to data source

Journal of Macroeconomics, Volume 30, Issue 3, September 2008, Pages 1188–1206
Jan Hanousek, Dana Hajkova, Randall K. Filer

Household energy efficiency in Ireland: A replication study of ownership of energy saving items

Energy Economics, Volume 19, Issue 2, May 1997, Pages 187–208
S. Scott

Further evidence on the wage curve

Economics Letters, Volume 38, Issue 3, March 1992, Pages 355-359
Wim Groot, Eddie Mekkelholt, Hessel Oosterbeek

Information and productivity: An attempted replication of an empirical exercise

Economics and Policy, Volume 3, Issue 1, 1988, Pages 55-67
John Nightingale