How rare is replication? 

“Economists treat replication the way teenagers treat chastity – as an ideal to be professed but not to be practised. Why is this?” asks Dr. Hamermesh in his Viewpoint paper on Replication in Economics. If replication is so important why are published replications so rare? In these next two videos, we discuss just how rare replications are in economics journals, as well as possible reasons for this scarcity. Dr. Hamermesh ends his paper asking how we can promote replication and puts forth some potential solutions.