Discussion Paper

No. 2019-65 | November 18, 2019
Inference in economic experiments


Replication crisis and debates about p-values have raised doubts about what we can statistically infer from research findings, both in experimental and observational studies. With a view to the present debate on inferential errors, this paper systematizes and discusses experimental designs with regard to the inferences that can and – perhaps more important – that cannot be made from particular designs.

JEL Classification:

B41, C18, C90


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Norbert Hirschauer, Sven Grüner, Oliver Mußhoff, and Claudia Becker (2019). Inference in economic experiments. Economics Discussion Papers, No 2019-65, Kiel Institute for the World Economy. http://www.economics-ejournal.org/economics/discussionpapers/2019-65

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