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Tödter, K-H (2015)

Benford's Law and Fraud in Economic Research

In: S.J. Miller (ed.) Benford's Law: Theory and Applications, Princeton University Press: Princeton, NJ, pp. 244-256.

ISSN/ISBN: 978-0-691-14761-1 DOI: Not available at this time.

Abstract: Science and academia are not immune to dishonesty and deception. The chapter reviews applications of Benford's law to uncover fraud in macroeconomic data, forecasts, and econometric regression results. Moreover, the potential of Benford's law to enhance the efficiency of replication as a strategy against fraud in published research is discussed.

@inBook{, AUTHOR = {Karl-Heinz Tödter}, TITLE = {Benford's Law and Fraud in Economic Research}, CHAPTER = {12}, PUBLISHER = {Princeton University Press}, BOOKTITLE = {Benford's Law: Theory and Applications}, YEAR = {2015}, ISBN = {978-0-691-14761-1}, EDITOR = {Steven J. Miller}, ADDRESS = {Princeton and Oxford}, PAGES = {244--256}, URL = {}, }

Reference Type: Book Chapter

Subject Area(s): Economics