Best Economics and Finance Scientists

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
901 World 23 National Stefan Gerlach

Stefan Gerlach

EFG International, Switzerland
D-index 45 Citations 9,865 111
902 World 578 National Michael L. Lemmon

Michael L. Lemmon

University of Utah, United States
D-index 45 Citations 21,143 75
903 World 577 National Marti G. Subrahmanyam

Marti G. Subrahmanyam

New York University, United States
D-index 45 Citations 7,971 158
904 World 576 National Maria Soledad Martinez Peria

Maria Soledad Martinez Peria

International Monetary Fund, United States
D-index 45 Citations 15,842 98
905 World 575 National Eric M. Leeper

Eric M. Leeper

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 45 Citations 15,284 112
906 World 102 National Nicholas Kaldor

Nicholas Kaldor

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 45 Citations 20,712 88
907 World 574 National Daniel Lederman

Daniel Lederman

World Bank, United States
D-index 45 Citations 12,680 133
908 World 3 National Miguel A. Ferreira

Miguel A. Ferreira

Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
D-index 45 Citations 14,961 110
909 World 4 National Pedro Santa-Clara

Pedro Santa-Clara

Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
D-index 45 Citations 14,481 70
910 World 573 National Wayne R. Landsman

Wayne R. Landsman

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
D-index 45 Citations 21,749 93
911 World 572 National Jay R. Ritter

Jay R. Ritter

University of Florida, United States
D-index 45 Citations 48,062 74
912 World 23 National Wim Groot

Wim Groot

Maastricht University, Netherlands
D-index 44 Citations 8,893 210
913 World 103 National Richard T. Harrison

Richard T. Harrison

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
D-index 44 Citations 8,332 121
914 World 579 National David N. Figlio

David N. Figlio

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 44 Citations 11,469 89
915 World 580 National Prabhu Pingali

Prabhu Pingali

Cornell University, United States
D-index 44 Citations 11,910 133
916 World 104 National Simon Burgess

Simon Burgess

University of Bristol, United Kingdom
D-index 44 Citations 7,749 140
917 World 24 National Andre Lucas

Andre Lucas

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 44 Citations 8,136 165
918 World 582 National Serena Ng

Serena Ng

Columbia University, United States
D-index 44 Citations 18,299 80
919 World 581 National Charles R. Nelson

Charles R. Nelson

University of Washington, United States
D-index 44 Citations 29,530 93
920 World 35 National Ludger Woessmann

Ludger Woessmann

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
D-index 44 Citations 20,627 101
921 World 8 National Thomas Sterner

Thomas Sterner

University of Gothenburg, Sweden
D-index 44 Citations 9,445 176
922 World 583 National Dilip B. Madan

Dilip B. Madan

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 44 Citations 18,913 153
923 World 15 National William T. Ziemba

William T. Ziemba

University of British Columbia, Canada
D-index 44 Citations 10,144 205
924 World 584 National Gershon Feder

Gershon Feder

World Bank, United States
D-index 44 Citations 22,765 69
925 World 5 National Germà Bel

Germà Bel

University of Barcelona, Spain
D-index 44 Citations 7,949 134
926 World 1 National János Kornai

János Kornai

Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
D-index 44 Citations 25,209 117
927 World 25 National Marcel P. Timmer

Marcel P. Timmer

University of Groningen, Netherlands
D-index 44 Citations 19,939 147
928 World 585 National Stewart C. Myers

Stewart C. Myers

MIT, United States
D-index 44 Citations 74,131 90
929 World 21 National Mauro Gallegati

Mauro Gallegati

Marche Polytechnic University, Italy
D-index 44 Citations 8,697 186
930 World 586 National Helen V. Milner

Helen V. Milner

Princeton University, United States
D-index 44 Citations 19,797 99
931 World 587 National Kenneth J. Singleton

Kenneth J. Singleton

Stanford University, United States
D-index 44 Citations 32,782 75
932 World 105 National Frank A. Cowell

Frank A. Cowell

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
D-index 44 Citations 11,592 164
933 World 588 National Wallace E. Huffman

Wallace E. Huffman

Iowa State University, United States
D-index 44 Citations 9,934 163
934 World 589 National Stephen Knack

Stephen Knack

World Bank, United States
D-index 44 Citations 41,892 89
935 World 590 National William A. Pizer

William A. Pizer

Duke University, United States
D-index 44 Citations 9,603 113
936 World 591 National Matthew J. Slaughter

Matthew J. Slaughter

Dartmouth College, United States
D-index 44 Citations 14,384 74
937 World 592 National Allan H Meltzer

Allan H Meltzer

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 44 Citations 16,706 218
938 World 106 National Cameron Hepburn

Cameron Hepburn

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 44 Citations 8,936 120
939 World 596 National Markus K. Brunnermeier

Markus K. Brunnermeier

Princeton University, United States
D-index 44 Citations 39,317 81
940 World 10 National Arye L. Hillman

Arye L. Hillman

Bar-Ilan University, Israel
D-index 44 Citations 9,739 154
941 World 15 National Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes

Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes

SKEMA Business School, France
D-index 44 Citations 122,245 72
942 World 9 National Magnus Blomstrom

Magnus Blomstrom

Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
D-index 44 Citations 22,328 78
943 World 107 National John Muellbauer

John Muellbauer

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 44 Citations 18,856 178
944 World 108 National Richard Portes

Richard Portes

London Business School, United Kingdom
D-index 44 Citations 12,068 149
945 World 597 National Roger H. Gordon

Roger H. Gordon

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 44 Citations 13,282 110
946 World 598 National Luigi Pistaferri

Luigi Pistaferri

Stanford University, United States
D-index 44 Citations 13,265 94
947 World 599 National Louis Kaplow

Louis Kaplow

Harvard University, United States
D-index 44 Citations 8,650 161
948 World 600 National Harry G. Johnson

Harry G. Johnson

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 44 Citations 9,295 209
949 World 601 National Robert DeYoung

Robert DeYoung

University of Kansas, United States
D-index 44 Citations 15,324 91
950 World 602 National Valerie A. Ramey

Valerie A. Ramey

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 44 Citations 23,894 65
951 World 593 National Giovanni L. Violante

Giovanni L. Violante

Princeton University, United States
D-index 44 Citations 17,431 96
952 World 594 National Tarun Chordia

Tarun Chordia

Emory University, United States
D-index 44 Citations 24,531 83
953 World 595 National Michael M. Hutchison

Michael M. Hutchison

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
D-index 44 Citations 9,162 145
954 World 603 National Rachel Croson

Rachel Croson

The University of Texas at Arlington, United States
D-index 43 Citations 16,123 67
955 World 26 National Piet Rietveld

Piet Rietveld

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 43 Citations 10,771 143
956 World 26 National David J. Pannell

David J. Pannell

University of Western Australia, Australia
D-index 43 Citations 8,238 172
957 World 604 National Michael McKee

Michael McKee

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 43 Citations 12,565 115
958 World 605 National Michael D. Hurd

Michael D. Hurd

RAND Corporation, United States
D-index 43 Citations 10,812 152
959 World 109 National Mahmoud Ezzamel

Mahmoud Ezzamel

Cardiff University, United Kingdom
D-index 43 Citations 7,834 87
960 World 27 National David I. Stern

David I. Stern

Australian National University, Australia
D-index 43 Citations 17,825 111
961 World 606 National Morgan Bazilian

Morgan Bazilian

Colorado School of Mines, United States
D-index 43 Citations 9,271 146
962 World 27 National Arthur van Soest

Arthur van Soest

Tilburg University, Netherlands
D-index 43 Citations 8,978 165
963 World 607 National Haim Mendelson

Haim Mendelson

Stanford University, United States
D-index 43 Citations 21,204 65
964 World 2 National Wing-Keung Wong

Wing-Keung Wong

Asian University, Taiwan
D-index 43 Citations 6,816 287
965 World 36 National Katrin Rehdanz

Katrin Rehdanz

Kiel University, Germany
D-index 43 Citations 7,580 119
966 World 110 National Robert W. Scapens

Robert W. Scapens

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
D-index 43 Citations 17,591 95
967 World 16 National Patrick Rey

Patrick Rey

Federal University of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées, France
D-index 43 Citations 12,214 100
968 World 608 National John C. Whitehead

John C. Whitehead

Appalachian State University, United States
D-index 43 Citations 7,214 146
969 World 609 National Joel Mokyr

Joel Mokyr

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 43 Citations 11,663 127
970 World 610 National Derek Byerlee

Derek Byerlee

Georgetown University, United States
D-index 43 Citations 15,906 105
971 World 111 National Ken Willis

Ken Willis

Newcastle University, United Kingdom
D-index 43 Citations 9,325 127
972 World 611 National Susan M. Wachter

Susan M. Wachter

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 43 Citations 9,353 163
973 World 17 National Marc Fleurbaey

Marc Fleurbaey

Paris School of Economics, France
D-index 43 Citations 9,809 179
974 World 613 National Hilary Williamson Hoynes

Hilary Williamson Hoynes

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 43 Citations 10,383 84
975 World 612 National Richard B. Howarth

Richard B. Howarth

Dartmouth College, United States
D-index 43 Citations 9,264 95
976 World 112 National Kevin Dowd

Kevin Dowd

Durham University, United Kingdom
D-index 43 Citations 10,249 176
977 World 17 National Yingyi Qian

Yingyi Qian

Tsinghua University, China
D-index 43 Citations 19,685 59
978 World 614 National Romain Wacziarg

Romain Wacziarg

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 43 Citations 23,956 60
979 World 3 National Michael Hoel

Michael Hoel

University of Oslo, Norway
D-index 43 Citations 7,394 134
980 World 4 National Bin Su

Bin Su

National University of Singapore, Singapore
D-index 43 Citations 6,748 90
981 World 615 National Simon Kuznets

Simon Kuznets

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 43 Citations 25,189 137
982 World 616 National Christopher D. Carroll

Christopher D. Carroll

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 43 Citations 19,644 75
983 World 37 National Hans-Theo Normann

Hans-Theo Normann

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
D-index 43 Citations 8,087 102
984 World 617 National Robert H. Topel

Robert H. Topel

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 43 Citations 19,716 71
985 World 619 National Hans P. Binswanger

Hans P. Binswanger

World Bank, United States
D-index 43 Citations 17,029 90
986 World 18 National Fotios Pasiouras

Fotios Pasiouras

Montpellier Business School, France
D-index 43 Citations 10,050 121
987 World 620 National Arvind Panagariya

Arvind Panagariya

Columbia University, United States
D-index 43 Citations 8,959 177
988 World 621 National Athanasios Orphanides

Athanasios Orphanides

MIT, United States
D-index 43 Citations 20,256 103
989 World 618 National Aaron Tornell

Aaron Tornell

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 43 Citations 13,112 91
990 World 5 National Ricardo M. Sousa

Ricardo M. Sousa

University of Minho, Portugal
D-index 43 Citations 6,777 178
991 World 622 National Antoinette Schoar

Antoinette Schoar

MIT, United States
D-index 43 Citations 23,347 91
992 World 623 National Wallace N. Davidson

Wallace N. Davidson

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, United States
D-index 43 Citations 12,835 97
993 World 624 National Amir Sufi

Amir Sufi

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 43 Citations 22,480 73
994 World 28 National Han Bleichrodt

Han Bleichrodt

Australian National University, Australia
D-index 43 Citations 8,563 111
995 World 625 National Jorge Martinez-Vazquez

Jorge Martinez-Vazquez

Georgia State University, United States
D-index 43 Citations 9,289 240
996 World 626 National Charles I. Jones

Charles I. Jones

Stanford University, United States
D-index 43 Citations 36,323 64
997 World 627 National Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh

Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh

Columbia University, United States
D-index 43 Citations 12,440 91
998 World 628 National Robert Cull

Robert Cull

World Bank, United States
D-index 43 Citations 15,761 104
999 World 629 National Andrew J. Patton

Andrew J. Patton

Duke University, United States
D-index 43 Citations 14,822 73
1000 World 1 National Hooi Hooi Lean

Hooi Hooi Lean

Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
D-index 43 Citations 8,500 147

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