Replications in Economics: A Progress Report ECON JOURNAL WATCH 12(2)

Maren Duvendack, Richard Palmer-Jones, W Reed
2015 unpublished
In producing an econometric study, a researcher makes multifarious decisions in fashioning his bridge from data to estimated results. If a separate researcher were to attempt to replicate the results, she would have great difficulty divining those decisions without accompanying data and code-the computer program that produces the estimates.