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The Grumpy Economist on Shorter Papers

"I think journals are trying hard to make papers perfect on publication, especially given the replication crisis in social sciences, and the number of prominent economics papers that have fallen apart under scrutiny. There is a vision that it should not be "published" unless it's "right" so that anything "published" is reliably true. I think we need to give up on that hope! Publication is the start of a conversation [emphasis added]. Most papers are forgettable. The ones that matter will have others tear them apart. Yes, papers should be not full of obvious problems, but the 70% or more of weight that is what about this and what about that is probably not that useful."


Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 06:40AM by Registered CommenterJames Drogan | CommentsPost a Comment

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