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The Empirics Strike Back Again: Abel Brodeur wins Leamer-Rosenthal Prize for his dedication to open science

In 2013, IZA Research Affiliate Abel Brodeur (University of Ottawa) and his co-authors published an IZA discussion paper titled “Star Wars: The Empirics Strike Back” (see also our IZA Newsroom article). Analyzing 50,000 statistical tests published in top economics journals, … Continue reading

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Promoting replications in social science to overcome the tragedy of the (research) commons

Although empirical economics often claims to provide rigorous estimates of behavioral parameters which must be judged against a gold standard of experimental evidence, a key feature of this method is typically neglected—the role of replications in assessing the reliability of … Continue reading

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Why UK income inequality has grown faster than you may think

Income inequality levels and trends are increasingly a subject of public discussion and have been analyzed in depth by economists and other social scientists. Major books about inequality receive wide attention, such as Tony Atkinson’s Inequality: What Can Be Done … Continue reading

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IZA Evaluation Dataset Survey now online!

The IZA Evaluation Dataset Survey (IZA ED Survey) is a novel panel survey which tracks the employment history, behavior and individual traits of a large, representative cohort of individuals. It covers a panel of 18,000 individuals who registered as unemployed … Continue reading

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It’s all about data – a data vignette with the Toll Index

In mid August I was writing that against the gloom and doom German economic journalism was spreading at the time “we feel confident going out on a limb to say that the real industrial production number for July (to be published by the BMWi … Continue reading

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