Replication, Meta-analysis, and Research Synthesis in Economics
American Economic Review
Replicability is essential to assure the scientific integrity of empirical economic research. Some authors have suggested metadata analysis as a complementary tool. This suggestion must be addressed with caution. Empirical studies in most of economics are nonstochastic in the sense that they seldom are created via experiments and, with the data and computer software in-hand, should be reproducible without error.
Anderson, Richard G. and Kichkha, Areerat, "Replication, Meta-analysis, and Research Synthesis in Economics" (2017). Faculty Scholarship. 100.