[Workshop on open Workflows]





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A recent controversy over a Harvard study (link) shows that there is clearly a need for more transparency and better practices in the way economic research is carried out. At the same time, government (example) institutions and universities (example) are also progressively pushing for a more open and reproducibility-prone policy in the way publicly funded research is made available. We will discuss why these initiatives are important and how you can start adopting them in the way you conduct research day-to-day.

This is the main site of the Workshop on open Workflows (WooW). Here you will find the slides used in the session, code snippets shown as examples as well as a list of further references on much of the material covered. Although the slides and examples will likely not change after the workshop, it is our intent to update the references to include more resources we find useful.


The seminar will be divided in two parts: first, a conceptual introduction will cover why and what particular best practices should be followed when carrying out research in economics; a second, longer and more practical part will introduce and illustrate some of the most commonly used tools that reflect the principles outlined before. This will include, among others:

Given time constraints and for the sake of keeping it general we will give an overview of what such tools are but will not cover any of them in depth (e.g., this is not a tutorial on Stata or LaTeX).


Thursday January the 16th., 2014. from 15:00 to 17:00.


Room 1G-10 of the main VU building.

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The workshop was originally conceived by Dani Arribas-Bel and Thomas De Graaff, both based in the Department of Spatial Economics at the VU University Amsterdam.


This website as well as all the material included and used at the workshop are hosted as an open GitHub repository at this url. This means you can clone it and access not only the entire website and materials but also the revision history tracked using git. Alternatively, you can download a compressed file with the components.

All materials included in the site are licensed under a Creative Commons 4.0 open license, which means you can use, remix and redistribute them freely as long as you give proper attribution.

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"Workshop on open Workflows" by Daniel Arribas-Bel and Thomas De Graaff is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.