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Our mission is to create and make accessible novel data on the dynamics of the labor markets, we work with research networks and statistical agencies, developing appropriate statistics to inform policy makers, researchers, and simply people seeking knowledge. We emphasize and meet the requirements of stakeholders: users as well as providers, balancing the utility of the data with the confidentiality of the people and businesses whose activities the data describe.

LDI Executive Director contributes to HDSR special issue on Replicability in Science

Book Cover: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine Consensus Study Report: Reproducibility and Replicability in Science

December 21, 2020: LDI Executive Director Vilhuber's paper, Reproducibility and Replicability in Economics, which covers a brief history of reproducability and replicability in the academic field of economics, and a discussion of more general replicability and transparency, is published in issue 2:4 of the Harvard Data Science Review:


In 2019, The National Academies released the report Reproducibility and Replicability in Science which defines reproducibility and replicability and examines the factors that may lead to non-reproducibility and non-replicability in research. This report provides recommendations to researchers, academic institutions, journals, and funders on steps they can take to improve rigor and transparency in the scientific enterprise. 

The conversation about this report and this vital topic continues in a recently published, special, twelve-article feature in issue 2:4 of the Harvard Data Science Review (HDSR).Guest edited by Victoria Stodden (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), the special theme collection presents research and commentary from an interdisciplinary group of scholars and professionals. Articles include:

The editors hope to take advantage of the collaborative features available on the open-source publishing platform, PubPub, where HDSR is hosted. Readers around the world can freely read, annotate, and comment on the essays—continuing this important conversation