AEA journals now require registration in the RCT registry: - the AEA journals' submission instructions now include: “The American Economic Association operates a Registry for Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs). In January of 2018, the AEA Executive Committee passed motion requiring the registration of RCTs for all applicable submissions. If the research in your paper involves a ...
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- AEA journals now require registration in the RCT registry: - the AEA journals' submission instructions now include: “The American Economic Association operates a Registry for Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs). In January of 2018, the AEA Executive Committee passed motion requiring the registration of RCTs for all applicable submissions. If the research in your paper involves a RCT, please register (registration is free), prior to submitting. In the online submission form, you will be required to provide the registration number issued by the Registry. We also kindly ask you to acknowledge compliance by including your number in the introductory footnote of your manuscript.” – note this registration can still be post-trial registration at this stage, but this definitely should encourage you to register new trials as you start them.
- Marginal revolution notes a newly published meta-analysis paper that compares RD estimates to RCT estimates on the same data, showing both internal and some external validity of the RD method.
- Marginal revolution also discusses lessons from the tv show “The Profit” about the importance of basic management, with a nod to work in India and Mexico.
- Timothy Taylor does a round-up of Wakanda and Economics - concluding by noting that “the concerns of social scientists about the resource curse, inequality, openness to international trade, and lack of democracy are actually becoming, in their own way, part of the plot.”
- An example of using positive deviance analysis - Sheila P Wamahiu, Kees de Graaf and Rosaline Muraya give an example of work in Kenya on figuring out why some schools do really well – and Rick Davies offers this further resource on finding positive deviants.
- New Stata commands of interest out in the latest issue of the Stata journal: validscale – a new Stata command for assessing the psychometric properties of subjective measurement scales; and rddensity – for testing the no-manipulation condition in RD analysis.
- Conference paper round-up: CEGA does a summary of recent papers presented at the PACDEV conference
- Seth Gitter proposes an easy way to organize your own mini-economics conference by piggy-backing on a regional economics conference and having them do the logistics for you.