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Reproducible econometric simulations

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  • Kleiber, Christian

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  • Zeileis, Achim

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Reproducibility of economic research has attracted considerable attention in recent years. So far, the discussion has focused on reproducibility of empirical analyses. This paper addresses a further aspect of reproducibility, the reproducibility of computational experiments. We examine the current situation in econometrics and derive a set of guidelines from our findings. To illustrate how computational experiments could be conducted and reported we present an example from time series econometrics that explores the finite-sample power of certain structural change tests.

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  • Kleiber, Christian & Zeileis, Achim, 2010. "Reproducible econometric simulations," Working papers 2010/11, Faculty of Business and Economics - University of Basel.
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    1. Zimmermann, Christian, 2015. "On the Need for a Replication Journal," Working Papers 2015-16, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

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    Keywords

    computational experiment; reproducibility; simulation; software;

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    • C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
    • C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
    • C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods

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