I've highlighted the work of the Many Labs Replication Project on the blog before. Since then, Many Labs 2 and 3 have also launched, but the replication efforts have so far remained confined to psychology.
Until now. The Behavioural Economics Replication Project prediction market opens today and will run for 11 days (April 15-26). The studies being replicated are drawn from 16 articles from American Economic Review and 2 from Quarterly Journal of Economics, two of the premier journals in economics. The purpose of the site is to allow people to bet on whether they think the effects in the original articles will be replicated. I could not find details on the website about when the replications will actually be run.
While I am interested in prediction markets like many nerds, I wonder what the added value of it is here. I wouldn't be shocked to see one or two null effects out of 18 but I would be pretty surprised if there are studies in journals like QJE and AER which everyone thinks won't replicate. That's the beauty of prediction markets though, they force everyones cards onto the table.
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