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Sniff Tests in Economics: Aggregate Distribution of Their Probability Values and Implications for Publication Bias

Christopher Snyder, Ran Zhuo

NBER Working Paper No. 25058
Issued in September 2018

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The authors are grateful to the Sloan Foundation for financial support as well as to three programs at Dartmouth College (Dartmouth Economic Research Scholars, Lucas Family Fund for Undergraduate Research, and Presidential Scholars Program) for supplementary funding for some research-assistant time. The authors thank Barbara DeFelice, Ethan Lewis, Bruce Sacerdote, and Douglas Staiger for advice and suggestions. The authors are indebted to their dedicated team of research assistants: Kelsey Anspach, Ekshesh Bekele, Albert Chen, Barry Chen, Natalia Drozdoff, Isabel Hurley, Kirill Savolainen, and Olivia Zhao. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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