The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
arena of Economics and Finance is based on data
combined from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising the citation-based metrics were
collected on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
researcher’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
only includes publications and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Economics and Finance research
Research.com’s best scholars ranking is a trustworthy account of leading scholars from the discipline of Economics and Finance, based on a detailed study of 166,880 researchers identified from various bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Economics and Finance, more than 8163 researchers were examined.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Economics and Finance
The D-index threshold for including a scientist to be considered is placed at 30 if most of their publications are in the area of Economics and Finance. The acceptance requirements for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the specific discipline as well as the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for listing top scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists estimated for each scientific field whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best researchers are added into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification rules
Because our leading aim is to make sure that only credible scientists are included in the ranking we realize that raw data are never supposed to be a complete measure to quantify the output of scientists. For that reason we manually inspect each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of credible sources. Although it’s not a factor contributing to a scholar’s position in the ranking, the number of documents published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should constitute a valuable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a specific area of science. Position in the ranking is established using every researcher’s D-index with the help of information collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-established bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the scientific community. A thorough overview of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to inspire scholars, businessmen and politicians around the world to explore where prominent experts are heading and to give a way for the whole research community to find out who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Economics and Finance
With 46 researchers Italy ranks in spot 8 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading researchers in Italy is Bocconi University with 15 researchers affiliated with it being present in Research.com Economics and Finance ranking. It is followed by Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies with 4 scholars. Ranking thirds is Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance with 4 scientists.
Prominent researchers listed in Italy are associated with Bocconi University, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance, University of Naples Federico II, European University Institute, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Polytechnic University of Milan, Marche Polytechnic University, University of Bologna, University of Ferrara.
Professor Guido Tabellini from Bocconi University is highlighted as the best scholar in Italy in our ranking with a D-index of 92. Ranking second in Italy is Giovanni Dosi from Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies with a D-index of 91. The third place in Italy is occupied by Luigi Guiso from Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance with a D-index of 71.
The average D-index for the top 1% researchers is 47 in comparison to an average of 47 for all 46 researchers listed in our ranking.
The average number of published articles within the discipline of Economics and Finance for the top 10% of researchers in the ranking is 291 in comparison to an average of 214 for all 46 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 5% scientists is 71368 against an average of 15375 for all 46 scientists.