The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
arena of Economics and Finance is based on data
consolidated from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising the citation-based metrics were
acquired on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
includes exclusively papers and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Economics and Finance research
Research.com’s best researchers ranking is a trustworthy list of leading scientists from the area of Economics and Finance, created using a thorough examination of 166,880 researchers determined from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the area of Economics and Finance, as many as 8163 researchers were examined.
What is D-index approval threshold for Economics and Finance
The D-index threshold for accepting a scholar to be examined is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Economics and Finance. The approval requirements for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the given field of study plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for considering top researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scholars estimated for each scientific field whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading researchers are considered into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification rules
Because our primary mission is to make sure that only genuine researchers are mentioned in Research.com ranking we are aware that metrics are never meant to be a complete measure to evaluate the output of scholars. For that reason we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of reliable sources. Even though it’s not a factor contributing to a scholar’s position in the ranking, the amount of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should be a credible secondary indication of their contribution to research in a selected discipline. Position in the ranking is determined by every scholar’s D-index with the help of information gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind open to the research community. A detailed overview of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Economics and Finance
With 279 researchers United Kingdom ranks in spot 2 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scholars in United Kingdom is London School of Economics and Political Science with 40 scholars affiliated with it being present in Research.com Economics and Finance ranking. It is followed by London School of Economics and Political Science with 36 scientists. Ranking thirds is University of Sussex with 17 researchers.
Prominent scholars featured in United Kingdom are associated with Imperial College London, University College London, City, University of London, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of Cambridge, University of Exeter, University of Glasgow, Loughborough University, University of Warwick, University of Sheffield.
Professor Mike Wright from Imperial College London is listed as the best scientist in United Kingdom in our ranking with a D-index of 143. Ranking on the second place in United Kingdom is Philippe Aghion from London School of Economics and Political Science with a D-index of 125. The third spot in United Kingdom is taken by Richard S. J. Tol from University of Sussex with a D-index of 118.
The average D-index for the top 5% scientists is 99 in comparison to an average of 47 for all 279 scholars featured in Research.com ranking.
The average number of publications within the field of Economics and Finance for the top 1% of researchers in the ranking is 643 in comparison to an average of 208 for all 279 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 5% scientists is 65058 against an average of 17694 for all 279 scholars.