YSI Webinar on Replication

August 2022 - December 2022

Replicating Empirical Studies in Economics

Webinar Series


Have you ever wondered if the results presented in an article or a study you read were correct? Have you ever wondered how the choice of methodology or data can influence results?

IN A JOINT INITIATIVE, ReplicationWiki, Project Teaching Integrity in Empirical Research (TIER), the Philosophy of Economics Working Group (INET-YSI) and the Institute for New Economics Thinking-Education Platform (INET.ED) welcome you to the world of replication supported by experienced instructors.

THE GOAL of the Webinar is to allow each participant to access lectures by replication experts and live Q&A while having a hands-on experience by replicating one study. Also, instructors can reduce their workload by using the webinar’s materials for their teaching.

REPLICATION IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE it scientifically reinforces the validity of methodologies and results. In a wide sense it can also be used to check generalizability of results using data that is updated or from different places, and it can help to check previous research using improved or alternative methods.

WE ENCOURAGE students from all levels, PostDocs, lecturers, junior professors to participate. Any social sciences background is welcome: economics, political science, sociology etc, as we will have lectures by experts from different areas who work on replication. No prior knowledge of replication is needed and you don’t need to master any specific software.



  • Write a four-sentence summary of which study (or studies) you want to replicate and why. Add how would you like to replicate it (with the same data and code as in the original or do you want to deviate?) and specify the availability of replication material. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF YOUR REPLICATION PLAN: August 15 and send it to
  • Keep in mind: you can do this on your own or you can challenge one or more friend(s)/ colleague(s) to do it with you


  • One week before each presentation at the latest a video lecture recorded by an expert will be available. LIVE Q&A sessions will take place at the Philosophy of Economics Working Group in order to discuss its content. Those who cannot make the live sessions can still contribute questions on the respective ReplicationWiki pages, also beforehand
  • Participants are invited to present their own replication results both in live sessions and on the ReplicationWiki where they will be discussed and open to mutual peer review
  • Additionally, to help you successfully accomplish your own replication study, all experts are available to advise you on the best way to move forward. Make the most of it!


  • The International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education” kindly offered to PUBLISH a special issue on the webinar. If you complete your replication study we offer help to publish it either in the special issue, the journal of your choice or in a book to be edited after the Webinar
  • The Webinar features around 10 expert sessions plus the student presentations (September-December 2022) and if you are replicating a study, share your results and participate in at least 50% of all Q&A sessions, you will be awarded a CERTIFICATE of completion

This means that in a best-case scenario you can end the Webinar with a certificate, a replication study (prepared with the support of an expert in our research area), and, a publication.

More information about upcoming sessions already available HERE!




8 Sep 2022

S1: Why replication? How is it done? Where to find replication material?

Webinar REPLICATE REPLICATE: HOW YOU CAN TAKE PART SESSION 1 discusses the basics of replication addressing: Why is the topic of replication relevant to promoting a renewed approach to Economics and other social sciences What is Philosophy of Economics, and how does it relate to replication Which purposes can it serve to replicate in the narrow sense (i.e. rerunning original studies' data and code to check results) How are results produced How to update data or how to use new data or methods to check for robustness and/or generalizability How to identify studies suitable for replication How to share results How do replications help to question published findings, detect errors, contribute to scientific progress and incentivize discussion but also how do they face resistance from authors of original studies and editors Why is replication useful and relevant to teachers and researchers, and how does the Webinar facilitate the integration of replication in your syllabus or research How can students overcome being intimidated by replication, why is it that everyone can do it, and in which way does it prepare you to produce more reliable and robust results This session includes a video-lecture and live Q&A. SIGN UP and do not forget to SUBMIT YOUR REPLICATION PLAN up until AUGUST 15, 2022! Project details and how to make the most of the Webinar here or at ReplicationWiki. Do not hesitate to address your questions to or to project organizers.

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Working groups
  • Philosophy of Economics
Project Organizers
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Diana Soeiro

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Jan H. Höffler

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Gustavo Castillo

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