Journal Article
No. 2020-7 | February 18, 2020
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 ongoing 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 (2020). Inference in economic experiments. Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, 14 (2020-7): 1–14.

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