Top Economics and Finance Scientists

This 1st edition of top scientists ranking for Economics and Finance was published by Research.com, one of the major websites for Economics and Finance research offering credible data on scientific contributions since 2014.

The ranking contains h-index, publications and citations values collected on December 6th, 2021. Show more

Our top scientists ranking is a reliable list of leading scientists from the area of Economics and Finance, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Economics and Finance, over 7,858 profiles were examined.

The h-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Economics and Finance. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the discipline h-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The discipline h-index threshold for listing top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the ranking.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking whilst without doubt we believe that numbers are never meant to be an obsolete measure to quantify the precious contributions of scientists. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric defining a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s h-index using data compiled Microsoft Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.

Our aim is to inspire scholars, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.

World
National
Scholar
H-index
Citations
Publications
1 World 1 National Andrei Shleifer

Andrei Shleifer

Harvard University, United States
H-index 172 Citations 402,840 324
2 World 2 National Joseph E. Stiglitz

Joseph E. Stiglitz

Columbia University, United States
H-index 170 Citations 251,518 780
3 World 3 National James J. Heckman

James J. Heckman

University of Chicago, United States
H-index 162 Citations 199,486 389
4 World 4 National Daron Acemoglu

Daron Acemoglu

MIT, United States
H-index 140 Citations 200,742 368
5 World 5 National Allen N. Berger

Allen N. Berger

University of South Carolina, United States
H-index 136 Citations 145,892 322
6 World 1 National Richard S. J. Tol

Richard S. J. Tol

University of Sussex, United Kingdom
H-index 135 Citations 55,508 535
7 World 6 National René M. Stulz

René M. Stulz

The Ohio State University, United States
H-index 135 Citations 120,664 327
8 World 7 National Ross Levine

Ross Levine

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 132 Citations 199,957 257
9 World 8 National Barry Eichengreen

Barry Eichengreen

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 131 Citations 82,503 627
10 World 9 National Alberto Alesina

Alberto Alesina

Harvard University, United States
H-index 131 Citations 140,488 295
11 World 1 National Jean Tirole

Jean Tirole

Federal University of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées, France
H-index 129 Citations 145,409 256
12 World 2 National Mike Wright

Mike Wright

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
H-index 126 Citations 63,164 491
13 World 10 National Martin Ravallion

Martin Ravallion

Georgetown University, United States
H-index 122 Citations 71,137 375
14 World 3 National Philippe Aghion

Philippe Aghion

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
H-index 121 Citations 137,203 346
15 World 11 National Asli Demirguc-Kunt

Asli Demirguc-Kunt

World Bank, United States
H-index 121 Citations 111,986 266
16 World 12 National Jeffrey D. Sachs

Jeffrey D. Sachs

Columbia University, United States
H-index 119 Citations 110,866 431
17 World 13 National Jeffrey A. Frankel

Jeffrey A. Frankel

Harvard University, United States
H-index 116 Citations 69,242 359
18 World 14 National David B. Audretsch

David B. Audretsch

Indiana University, United States
H-index 115 Citations 77,234 383
19 World 15 National Edward L. Glaeser

Edward L. Glaeser

Harvard University, United States
H-index 115 Citations 100,908 265
20 World 16 National Dani Rodrik

Dani Rodrik

Harvard University, United States
H-index 115 Citations 112,756 257
21 World 17 National Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman

Princeton University, United States
H-index 113 Citations 182,850 226
22 World 18 National James M. Poterba

James M. Poterba

MIT, United States
H-index 112 Citations 61,662 287
23 World 1 National Bruno S. Frey

Bruno S. Frey

University of Basel, Switzerland
H-index 110 Citations 67,511 435
24 World 19 National John Y. Campbell

John Y. Campbell

Harvard University, United States
H-index 110 Citations 135,862 233
25 World 20 National Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen

Harvard University, United States
H-index 109 Citations 248,038 343
26 World 21 National Robert F. Engle

Robert F. Engle

New York University, United States
H-index 109 Citations 124,564 256
27 World 23 National Campbell R. Harvey

Campbell R. Harvey

Duke University, United States
H-index 109 Citations 124,814 248
28 World 22 National Martin Feldstein

Martin Feldstein

Harvard University, United States
H-index 109 Citations 44,753 462
29 World 24 National Colin F. Camerer

Colin F. Camerer

California Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 106 Citations 83,253 247
30 World 25 National Eric A. Hanushek

Eric A. Hanushek

Stanford University, United States
H-index 106 Citations 83,218 258
31 World 26 National Josh Lerner

Josh Lerner

Harvard University, United States
H-index 106 Citations 67,487 302
32 World 27 National Robert J. Barro

Robert J. Barro

Harvard University, United States
H-index 106 Citations 188,520 304
33 World 2 National Stijn Claessens

Stijn Claessens

Bank for International Settlements, Switzerland
H-index 105 Citations 61,030 320
34 World 28 National Alan B. Krueger

Alan B. Krueger

Princeton University, United States
H-index 104 Citations 123,033 208
35 World 3 National Ernst Fehr

Ernst Fehr

University of Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 103 Citations 108,635 222
36 World 29 National Angus Deaton

Angus Deaton

Princeton University, United States
H-index 103 Citations 95,486 213
37 World 30 National Olivier J. Blanchard

Olivier J. Blanchard

Peterson Institute for International Economics, United States
H-index 103 Citations 99,708 240
38 World 31 National David Card

David Card

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 101 Citations 83,843 232
39 World 1 National Luc Laeven

Luc Laeven

European Central Bank, Germany
H-index 101 Citations 66,495 235
40 World 32 National M. Hashem Pesaran

M. Hashem Pesaran

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 100 Citations 69,580 274
41 World 1 National Jacques-François Thisse

Jacques-François Thisse

Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
H-index 100 Citations 56,326 340
42 World 33 National Thomas J. Sargent

Thomas J. Sargent

New York University, United States
H-index 100 Citations 53,512 292
43 World 34 National Richard B. Freeman

Richard B. Freeman

Harvard University, United States
H-index 100 Citations 47,778 439
44 World 35 National Scott Rozelle

Scott Rozelle

Stanford University, United States
H-index 99 Citations 32,284 447
45 World 36 National Shang-Jin Wei

Shang-Jin Wei

Columbia University, United States
H-index 99 Citations 52,216 245
46 World 37 National Christopher B. Barrett

Christopher B. Barrett

Cornell University, United States
H-index 98 Citations 40,068 384
47 World 38 National Lawrence H. Summers

Lawrence H. Summers

Harvard University, United States
H-index 98 Citations 84,751 194
48 World 39 National Elhanan Helpman

Elhanan Helpman

Harvard University, United States
H-index 98 Citations 155,846 231
49 World 40 National Frederic S. Mishkin

Frederic S. Mishkin

Columbia University, United States
H-index 98 Citations 44,569 229
50 World 41 National Eugene F. Fama

Eugene F. Fama

University of Chicago, United States
H-index 98 Citations 273,513 131
51 World 42 National Zoltan J. Acs

Zoltan J. Acs

George Mason University, United States
H-index 97 Citations 57,092 272
52 World 43 National Vernon L. Smith

Vernon L. Smith

Chapman University, United States
H-index 97 Citations 42,335 317
53 World 44 National Kenneth Rogoff

Kenneth Rogoff

Harvard University, United States
H-index 97 Citations 134,020 260
54 World 4 National Thorsten Beck

Thorsten Beck

City, University of London, United Kingdom
H-index 97 Citations 89,138 268
55 World 45 National John A. List

John A. List

University of Chicago, United States
H-index 96 Citations 42,982 323
56 World 46 National Raghuram G. Rajan

Raghuram G. Rajan

University of Chicago, United States
H-index 96 Citations 130,242 212
57 World 47 National Kenneth J. Arrow

Kenneth J. Arrow

Stanford University, United States
H-index 95 Citations 154,053 262
58 World 48 National Luigi Zingales

Luigi Zingales

University of Chicago, United States
H-index 95 Citations 131,721 170
59 World 49 National Tim Bollerslev

Tim Bollerslev

Duke University, United States
H-index 95 Citations 219,003 138
60 World 5 National Timothy Besley

Timothy Besley

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
H-index 95 Citations 66,494 250
61 World 50 National Carmen M. Reinhart

Carmen M. Reinhart

Harvard University, United States
H-index 95 Citations 95,809 260
62 World 4 National Hyun Song Shin

Hyun Song Shin

Bank for International Settlements, Switzerland
H-index 95 Citations 43,777 213
63 World 1 National Muhammad Shahbaz

Muhammad Shahbaz

Beijing Institute of Technology, China
H-index 94 Citations 29,812 528
64 World 51 National Dale W. Jorgenson

Dale W. Jorgenson

Harvard University, United States
H-index 94 Citations 45,837 368
65 World 6 National Richard Blundell

Richard Blundell

University College London, United Kingdom
H-index 94 Citations 87,259 327
66 World 1 National Peter Nijkamp

Peter Nijkamp

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
H-index 93 Citations 41,442 999
67 World 1 National David A. Hensher

David A. Hensher

University of Sydney, Australia
H-index 93 Citations 42,114 482
68 World 52 National Francis X. Diebold

Francis X. Diebold

University of Pennsylvania, United States
H-index 93 Citations 68,735 181
69 World 53 National Zvi Griliches

Zvi Griliches

Harvard University, United States
H-index 92 Citations 85,125 161
70 World 54 National John Haltiwanger

John Haltiwanger

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
H-index 92 Citations 53,024 251
71 World 55 National Alvin E. Roth

Alvin E. Roth

Stanford University, United States
H-index 91 Citations 56,106 201
72 World 56 National Todd Sandler

Todd Sandler

The University of Texas at Dallas, United States
H-index 91 Citations 38,119 289
73 World 58 National Sebastian Edwards

Sebastian Edwards

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 91 Citations 49,787 310
74 World 57 National Geert Bekaert

Geert Bekaert

Columbia University, United States
H-index 91 Citations 66,060 135
75 World 59 National Darrell Duffie

Darrell Duffie

Stanford University, United States
H-index 90 Citations 58,245 169
76 World 60 National George J. Borjas

George J. Borjas

Harvard University, United States
H-index 90 Citations 63,932 163
77 World 61 National Maurice Obstfeld

Maurice Obstfeld

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 90 Citations 84,812 202
78 World 62 National Iftekhar Hasan

Iftekhar Hasan

Fordham University, United States
H-index 90 Citations 32,539 538
79 World 63 National James H. Stock

James H. Stock

Harvard University, United States
H-index 89 Citations 76,887 175
80 World 64 National John Van Reenen

John Van Reenen

MIT, United States
H-index 89 Citations 60,432 246
81 World 65 National Paul A. Samuelson

Paul A. Samuelson

MIT, United States
H-index 88 Citations 98,569 288
82 World 2 National Paresh Kumar Kumar Narayan

Paresh Kumar Kumar Narayan

Monash University, Australia
H-index 88 Citations 28,190 371
83 World 7 National Franklin Allen

Franklin Allen

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
H-index 88 Citations 65,025 245
84 World 66 National Jeremy C. Stein

Jeremy C. Stein

Harvard University, United States
H-index 88 Citations 98,638 140
85 World 68 National Jagdish N. Bhagwati

Jagdish N. Bhagwati

Columbia University, United States
H-index 88 Citations 31,810 285
86 World 67 National Sheridan Titman

Sheridan Titman

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
H-index 88 Citations 92,780 218
87 World 69 National Clive W. J. Granger

Clive W. J. Granger

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 87 Citations 120,708 223
88 World 70 National Lawrence F. Katz

Lawrence F. Katz

Harvard University, United States
H-index 87 Citations 69,832 171
89 World 71 National Jonathan Gruber

Jonathan Gruber

MIT, United States
H-index 87 Citations 42,941 218
90 World 72 National Viral V. Acharya

Viral V. Acharya

New York University, United States
H-index 87 Citations 49,533 231
91 World 73 National William D. Nordhaus

William D. Nordhaus

Yale University, United States
H-index 87 Citations 52,201 213
92 World 74 National Ben S. Bernanke

Ben S. Bernanke

Brookings Institution, United States
H-index 87 Citations 126,155 274
93 World 75 National Guillermo A. Calvo

Guillermo A. Calvo

Columbia University, United States
H-index 87 Citations 55,805 231
94 World 77 National William J. Baumol

William J. Baumol

New York University, United States
H-index 86 Citations 89,311 349
95 World 76 National Samuel Bowles

Samuel Bowles

Santa Fe Institute, United States
H-index 86 Citations 54,701 218
96 World 78 National David Neumark

David Neumark

University of California, Irvine, United States
H-index 86 Citations 32,463 293
97 World 8 National Eric Neumayer

Eric Neumayer

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
H-index 86 Citations 25,367 229
98 World 1 National Guido Tabellini

Guido Tabellini

Bocconi University, Italy
H-index 86 Citations 79,207 159
99 World 79 National Mark P. Taylor

Mark P. Taylor

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
H-index 86 Citations 37,367 244
100 World 80 National Richard H. Thaler

Richard H. Thaler

University of Chicago, United States
H-index 85 Citations 150,438 143

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