The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
discipline of Economics and Finance is based on data
consolidated from multiple data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating the citation-based metrics were
gathered on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
only includes papers and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Economics and Finance research
Our best researchers ranking is a trustworthy account of leading scientists from the discipline of Economics and Finance, created using a detailed examination of 166,880 researchers discovered from various bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Economics and Finance, as many as 8163 scholars were analysed.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Economics and Finance
The D-index threshold for accepting a scholar to be examined is established at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Economics and Finance. The acceptance requirements for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the specific discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for listing top researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scholars assessed for each discipline whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading scholars are incorporated into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification methods
Because our primary goal is to guarantee that only genuine scientists are listed in the ranking we believe that metrics are never supposed to be a complete tool to assess the work of researchers. Because of that we manually inspect each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Although it’s not a factor defining a scientist’s position in our ranking, the number of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should be a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a specific discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scholar’s D-index using data collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this type available to the research community. A comprehensive overview of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our objective is to motivate researchers, companies and decision-makers worldwide to explore where top experts are heading and to offer a way for the whole research community to find out who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Economics and Finance
With 42 researchers China ranks in spot 9 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scholars in China is Chinese University of Hong Kong with 5 scientists affiliated with it being features in Research.com Economics and Finance ranking. It is followed by Peking University with 3 scientists. Ranking thirds is Beijing Institute of Technology with 3 scientists.
Prominent scientists ranking in China are affiliated with Beijing Institute of Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Beihang University, Nanchang University, Lingnan University, China Agricultural University, City University of Hong Kong, University of Hong Kong, China University of Petroleum, Beijing.
Professor Muhammad Shahbaz from Beijing Institute of Technology is highlighted as the best researcher in China in our ranking with a D-index of 102. Ranking on the second place in China is Jikun Huang from Peking University with a D-index of 87. The third spot in China is taken by Yi-Ming Wei from Beijing Institute of Technology with a D-index of 85.
The average D-index for the top 1% scholars is 49 in comparison to an average of 49 for all 42 researchers featured in the ranking.
The average number of published papers in the discipline of Economics and Finance for the top 3% of scholars in the ranking is 628 in comparison to an average of 186 for all 42 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 10% researchers is 26821 against an average of 15499 for all 42 scholars.