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Chapter 15 Writing Resources

15.3 Replications

Gary King has advice on how to turn a replication into a publishable paper:

And see the examples of students replications from his Harvard course at https://politicalsciencereplication.wordpress.com/.

Famous replications.

• "Irregularities in LaCour (2014) (Broockman, Kalla, and Aronow 2015)
• “Does High Public Debt Consistently Stifle Economic Growth? A Critique of Reinhart and Rogoff.” (Herndon, Ash, and Pollin 2013)

However, although those replications are famous for finding fraud or obvious errors in the analysis, replications can lead to extensions and generate new ideas. This was the intent of Broockman, Kalla, and Aronow (2015) when starting the replication.

References

Broockman, David, Joshua Kalla, and Peter Aronow. 2015. “Irregularities in LaCour (2014).” http://stanford.edu/~dbroock/broockman_kalla_aronow_lg_irregularities.pdf.

Herndon, T., M. Ash, and R. Pollin. 2013. “Does High Public Debt Consistently Stifle Economic Growth? A Critique of Reinhart and Rogoff.” Cambridge Journal of Economics 38 (2). Oxford University Press (OUP): 257–79. https://doi.org/10.1093/cje/bet075.