ILR’s Vilhuber spearheads change in economics journal policy
Exectutive Director Lars Vilhuber has been highlighted in this Cornell Chronicle Article.
For the past decade, the American Economic Association (AEA) has provided data and code for the hundreds of articles that have appeared in the nine journals produced by the nonprofit, nonpartisan scholarly association. Despite the availability of these materials, provided so others could replicate the authors’ findings, many attempts at replication failed.
As a result, the association in July adopted an updated policy, which was spearheaded by Lars Vilhuber, executive director of Cornell’s Labor Dynamics Institute and the AEA’s inaugural data editor. The new initiative provides for improved guidance on the types of materials required, increased quality control and more review earlier in the publication process.
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