Data editor for the American Economic Association - for official guidance, always go to https://t.co/c4AY9H7hLM
Nov 8, 2021 • 14 tweets • 3 min read
On a tangent: we get this question regularly - how to prepare replication packages for papers that used confidential data (here: by statistical agencies). A really short thread.
The very general answer is: The guidance is the same as for any other paper, including with public data: describe where the data came from, describe how others can get the data, provide all the code, describe how to run code, create README for it all.
Apr 9, 2021 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
A short thread (PSA) on a FOC (frequently occurring problem) that shouldn't be one: file paths in statistical software.
Comment in a recent reply to one of our replication reports (note: this was not actually a problem):
"We use a HPC and a Linux environment. Therefore, the folders are separated by / and not \ . This might
create problems if working with Windows."
Actually, it does not!
Feb 10, 2021 • 13 tweets • 5 min read
A note on reproducible GIS by economists: it's mostly absent. Here are some tips.
Reproducibility means that the inputs and methods can be repeated by a (somewhat) knowledgeable person. For GIS, that *might* (should) mean code, but it *definitely* means at least SOME instructions. Even if they are manual....
An example of reproducibility checking when data is restricted-access (or "reproducibility checking is hard, but never impossible").
I want to highlight a recent article in the @AEAjournals Economic Policy:
Leung, Pauline, and Christopher O'Leary. 2020. "Unemployment Insurance and Means-Tested Program Interactions: Evidence from Administrative Data." doi.org/10.1257/pol.20…