The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
discipline of Economics and Finance relies os data
combined from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating the citation-based metrics were
collected on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a scholar’s
D-index (Discipline H-index), which includes exclusively
publications and citation data for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Economics and Finance research
Our best researchers ranking is a credible account of leading scientists from the area of Economics and Finance, based on a meticulous analysis of 166,880 researchers determined from various bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Economics and Finance, more than 8163 scientists were investigated.
What is D-index approval threshold for Economics and Finance
The D-index threshold for accepting a scholar to be examined is established at 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Economics and Finance. The approval criteria for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the specific discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for including top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scientists estimated for each scientific field whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification practices
As our main mission is to make sure that only genuine scientists are listed in our ranking we realize that numbers are never meant to be a full tool to evaluate the output of researchers. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of trustworthy sources. Even though it’s not a element contributing to a researcher’s position in the ranking, the amount of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should be a reliable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a given area of science. Position in the ranking is determined by every researcher’s D-index with the help of data compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this type available to the research community. A detailed overview of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our mission is to inspire scientists, companies and decision-makers around the world to examine where top experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the whole research community to get to know who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Economics and Finance
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading researchers in the world is Harvard University with 76 researchers affiliated with it being features in the Economics and Finance ranking. It is followed by University of California, Berkeley with 57 scholars. Ranking thirds is MIT with 57 researchers.
Prominent scientists present in the world are affiliated with Imperial College London, Indiana University, World Bank, The Ohio State University, Columbia University, Georgetown University, Princeton University, California Institute of Technology, Hoover Institution, University of South Carolina.
Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz from Columbia University is highlighted as the best scientist in the world in our ranking with a D-index of 177. Ranking on spot no. 2 in the world is James J. Heckman from University of Chicago with a D-index of 174. The third spot in the world is taken by Andrei Shleifer from Harvard University with a D-index of 174.
The average D-index for the top 10% scholars is 93 against an average of 49 for all researchers listed in our ranking.
The average number of published articles within the discipline of Economics and Finance for the top 5% of scientists in the ranking is 421 in comparison to an average of 201 for all researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 10% scientists is 72410 against an average of 22253 for all scholars.