Research Transparency Is on the Rise in Economics
AbstractThis study provides a first assessment of awareness of, attitudes toward, perceived norms regarding, and adoption of open science practices within a broadly representative sample of active economics researchers. We observe a steep increase in adoption over the last decade, with an accelerating trend: as of 2017, 93 percent of economists had used at least one such practice—including posting data, sharing study materials, and study pre-registration—rising from 33 percent a decade earlier. We document extensive variation in adoption across economics subfields. Notably, most economists appear to underestimate the trend toward research transparency in the discipline.
CitationSwanson, Nicholas ⓡ Garret Christensen ⓡ Rebecca Littman ⓡ David Birke ⓡ Edward Miguel ⓡ Elizabeth Levy Paluck ⓡ Zenan Wang. 2020. "Research Transparency Is on the Rise in Economics." AEA Papers and Proceedings, 110: 61-65. DOI: 10.1257/pandp.20201077
- A11 Role of Economics; Role of Economists; Market for Economists
- A14 Sociology of Economics
- Z13 Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification