Meta-Analysis in Theory and Practice

Editor: Martin Paldam, Aarhus University, Denmark

Abstract:

Meta-analysis is a quantitative survey of a literature that reports estimates of the same parameter. In economics it is highly needed as the typical literature publishes a wide range of results, which often differ significantly. Also, economists often work in fields that are highly politicized and where sponsors have strong interest. The meta-technique has developed tools to handle this situation, by estimating the best meta-average and by revealing biases. However, most of the tools are less than one decade old and they are still undergoing testing. The special issue Meta-Analysis in Theory and Practice aims at publishing both methodology and actual meta-studies.  

 



Articles

2016-11
JournalPaper
Sridevi Yerrabati and Denise Donna Hawkes
Institutions and Investment in the South and East Asia and Pacific Region: Evidence from Meta-Analysis
May 23, 2016 | downloads: 1287 | JEL: F2, F3, F4
2015-40
JournalPaper
Ari Kokko, Patrik Gustavsson Tingvall, and Josefin Videnord
The Growth Effects of R&D Spending in the EU: A Meta-Analysis
November 18, 2015 | downloads: 2546 | JEL: C82, F43, O47, O51, O52
2015-37
JournalPaper
Jhon James Mora Rodríguez and Juan Muro
On the Size of Sheepskin Effects: A Meta-Analysis
November 11, 2015 | downloads: 1150 | JEL: C80, I21, J24
2015-30
JournalPaper
W. Robert Reed
A Monte Carlo Analysis of Alternative Meta-Analysis Estimators in the Presence of Publication Bias
October 02, 2015 | downloads: 1916 | JEL: B41, C15, C18
2015-19
JournalPaper
Sasi Iamsiraroj and Hristos Doucouliagos
Does Growth Attract FDI?
July 13, 2015 | downloads: 4034 | JEL: O24, F21
2015-11
JournalPaper
Martin Paldam
Meta-Analysis in a Nutshell: Techniques and General Findings
April 14, 2015 | downloads: 2240 | JEL: B4, C2

Discussion Papers

2015-58
DiscussionPaper
Georgios Giotis and Michael Chletsos
Is There Publication Selection Bias in Minimum Wage Research during the Five-year Period from 2010 to 2014?
August 31, 2015 | downloads: 1184 | JEL: J38, J21, C12 | discussible | 11 comments