Best Economics and Finance Scientists in China

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Economics and Finance scientists is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on December 6th, 2021. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. Show more

Our best 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 Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Economics and Finance, over 7,858 profiles were examined.

The D-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 D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-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. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist's general H-index and their D-index.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking we believe that numbers are never meant to be an absolute measure to quantify the 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 D-index using data compiled from 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
D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
Citations
Publications
63 World 1 National Muhammad Shahbaz

Muhammad Shahbaz

Beijing Institute of Technology, China
D-index 94 Citations 29,812 528
157 World 2 National Jikun Huang

Jikun Huang

Peking University, China
D-index 76 Citations 20,081 299
182 World 3 National Yi-Ming Wei

Yi-Ming Wei

Beijing Institute of Technology, China
D-index 73 Citations 18,505 254
335 World 4 National Shouyang Wang

Shouyang Wang

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-index 63 Citations 15,667 357
395 World 5 National Michael Firth

Michael Firth

Lingnan University, China
D-index 61 Citations 16,741 146
422 World 6 National Haiyan Song

Haiyan Song

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
D-index 59 Citations 14,710 134
424 World 7 National Xiaobo Zhang

Xiaobo Zhang

Peking University, China
D-index 59 Citations 15,689 185
430 World 8 National Ying Fan

Ying Fan

Beihang University, China
D-index 59 Citations 12,034 178
435 World 9 National Chien-Chiang Lee

Chien-Chiang Lee

Nanchang University, China
D-index 59 Citations 13,983 232
448 World 10 National Yin-Wong Cheung

Yin-Wong Cheung

City University of Hong Kong, China
D-index 58 Citations 18,811 178
485 World 11 National Shenggen Fan

Shenggen Fan

China Agricultural University, China
D-index 57 Citations 17,389 153
591 World 12 National Qiang Ji

Qiang Ji

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-index 54 Citations 7,984 133
641 World 13 National Jeong-Bon Kim

Jeong-Bon Kim

City University of Hong Kong, China
D-index 52 Citations 15,378 156
784 World 14 National Roni Michaely

Roni Michaely

University of Hong Kong, China
D-index 48 Citations 26,187 105
841 World 15 National Peng Zhou

Peng Zhou

China University of Petroleum, Beijing, China
D-index 46 Citations 10,213 107
843 World 16 National Lawrence J. Lau

Lawrence J. Lau

Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
D-index 46 Citations 18,785 115
977 World 17 National Yingyi Qian

Yingyi Qian

Tsinghua University, China
D-index 43 Citations 19,685 59
1057 World 18 National Oliver M. Rui

Oliver M. Rui

China Europe International Business School, China
D-index 42 Citations 11,544 83
1067 World 19 National Junsen Zhang

Junsen Zhang

Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
D-index 41 Citations 8,272 121
1069 World 20 National Justin Yifu Lin

Justin Yifu Lin

Peking University, China
D-index 41 Citations 18,269 216
1105 World 21 National Larry H.P. Lang

Larry H.P. Lang

Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
D-index 41 Citations 45,803 54
1108 World 22 National Linxiu Zhang

Linxiu Zhang

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-index 40 Citations 7,559 142
1116 World 23 National Kalok Chan

Kalok Chan

Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
D-index 40 Citations 15,425 78
1280 World 25 National ZhongXiang Zhang

ZhongXiang Zhang

Tianjin University, China
D-index 38 Citations 6,337 144
1281 World 24 National James A. Ohlson

James A. Ohlson

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
D-index 38 Citations 30,347 104
1282 World 26 National Bruno H. Solnik

Bruno H. Solnik

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
D-index 38 Citations 17,354 82
1295 World 27 National Malin Song

Malin Song

Anhui University of Finance and Economics, China
D-index 37 Citations 4,834 124
1302 World 28 National Qunwei Wang

Qunwei Wang

Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
D-index 37 Citations 5,433 91
1310 World 29 National Fenghua Wen

Fenghua Wen

Central South University, China
D-index 37 Citations 4,483 121
1347 World 30 National Chen Lin

Chen Lin

University of Hong Kong, China
D-index 37 Citations 10,627 107
1399 World 31 National Joseph P. H. Fan

Joseph P. H. Fan

Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
D-index 36 Citations 24,060 70
1409 World 32 National K.C. John Wei

K.C. John Wei

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
D-index 36 Citations 14,183 112
1515 World 33 National Heng-fu Zou

Heng-fu Zou

Central University of Finance and Economics, China
D-index 35 Citations 19,140 118
1662 World 34 National Kam C. Chan

Kam C. Chan

Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, China
D-index 33 Citations 6,735 214
1774 World 35 National Albert Francis Park

Albert Francis Park

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
D-index 32 Citations 7,158 83
1797 World 36 National Gang-Jin Wang

Gang-Jin Wang

Hunan University, China
D-index 32 Citations 2,991 68
1852 World 37 National Yudong Wang

Yudong Wang

Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China
D-index 32 Citations 4,449 81
1908 World 38 National Dequn Zhou

Dequn Zhou

Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
D-index 31 Citations 3,347 85
1988 World 40 National Dayong Zhang

Dayong Zhang

Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China
D-index 31 Citations 4,565 87
1989 World 39 National Murray Z. Frank

Murray Z. Frank

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
D-index 31 Citations 16,554 65
2083 World 41 National Zhigang Tao

Zhigang Tao

University of Hong Kong, China
D-index 30 Citations 5,353 70

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