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Weekly Links April 27: improving water conservation, acceptance rates drop below 3%, using pre-analysis plans for observational data, and more...

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  • In Economics Letters, Fiona Burlig outlines three scenarios in which pre-analysis plans can be used with observational data: cases in which researchers collect their own data; prospective research studying future events or designed around future releases of public data; and research using restricted-access data
  • On twitter, Stefano DellaVigna provides an update on his JEL piece with David Card on publication in top journals: submissions keep increasing fast, number of articles published has been flat in last five years, at around 300/year in top-5 journals, so acceptance rates have continued to drop:Image


David McKenzie

Lead Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank

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