I worked at the Labour Dynamics Institute at Cornell University, with Lars Vilhuber - the Data Editor for the American Economic Association.
As a data reproducibility researcher, I was tasked to do the following for manuscripts submitted for review to the AEA Journals:
- Read through quality economic manuscripts, and understand the empirical experiments conducted.
- Read through the code used to create the empirical results in the papers, and understand the sources and validity of the data used.
- Follow the steps outlined by the author to recreate the results in the paper using the code provided.
- Document the challenges and debug the code as necessary, determining if the stratgy to gather the data and make the claims is valid.
- Additionally, I created an open-source software which the reproducibility team now regularly uses to synchronize thier data setup.