Star Wars : The empirics strike back

  title={Star Wars : The empirics strike back},
  author={Abel Brodeur and Mathias L{\'e} and Marc Sangnier and Yanos Zylberberg},
  • Abel Brodeur, Mathias Lé, +1 author Yanos Zylberberg
  • Published 2013
Journals favor rejections of the null hypothesis. This selection upon results may distort the behavior of researchers. Using 50,000 tests published between 2005 and 2011 in the AER, JPE and QJE, we identify a residual in the distribution of tests that cannot be explained by selection. The distribution of p-values exhibits a camel shape with abundant p-values above .25, a valley between .25 and .10 and a bump slightly under .05. Missing tests are those which would have been accepted but close to… CONTINUE READING


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