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
101 World 9 National Paul Collier

Paul Collier

Johnson Matthey (United Kingdom), United Kingdom
D-index 85 Citations 64,424 267
102 World 81 National Abhijit Banerjee

Abhijit Banerjee

MIT, United States
D-index 84 Citations 61,024 174
103 World 82 National Robert J. Shiller

Robert J. Shiller

Yale University, United States
D-index 84 Citations 56,937 222
104 World 83 National N. Gregory Mankiw

N. Gregory Mankiw

Harvard University, United States
D-index 84 Citations 83,440 142
105 World 84 National W. Kip Viscusi

W. Kip Viscusi

Vanderbilt University, United States
D-index 84 Citations 27,887 323
106 World 10 National Anthony B. Atkinson

Anthony B. Atkinson

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
D-index 84 Citations 63,888 265
107 World 85 National Gene M. Grossman

Gene M. Grossman

Princeton University, United States
D-index 84 Citations 107,211 152
108 World 86 National Jere R. Behrman

Jere R. Behrman

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 83 Citations 27,247 312
109 World 11 National Partha Dasgupta

Partha Dasgupta

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 83 Citations 49,983 242
110 World 88 National William Easterly

William Easterly

New York University, United States
D-index 83 Citations 73,736 158
111 World 5 National Richard E. Baldwin

Richard E. Baldwin

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland
D-index 83 Citations 50,854 246
112 World 87 National Lutz Kilian

Lutz Kilian

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, United States
D-index 83 Citations 40,082 146
113 World 89 National Robert C. Feenstra

Robert C. Feenstra

University of California, Davis, United States
D-index 83 Citations 48,611 181
114 World 2 National Giovanni Dosi

Giovanni Dosi

Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy
D-index 82 Citations 57,324 233
115 World 90 National Jean-Jacques Laffont

Jean-Jacques Laffont

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 82 Citations 52,054 232
116 World 91 National Jeffrey G. Williamson

Jeffrey G. Williamson

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 82 Citations 32,344 282
117 World 12 National Simeon Djankov

Simeon Djankov

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
D-index 82 Citations 66,732 205
118 World 93 National Michael Woodford

Michael Woodford

Columbia University, United States
D-index 82 Citations 61,628 176
119 World 92 National Martin Eichenbaum

Martin Eichenbaum

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 82 Citations 57,647 142
120 World 94 National Richard R. Nelson

Richard R. Nelson

Columbia University, United States
D-index 81 Citations 113,458 188
121 World 95 National Thomas W. Hertel

Thomas W. Hertel

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 81 Citations 26,389 406
122 World 96 National Alain de Janvry

Alain de Janvry

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 81 Citations 29,560 214
123 World 13 National Anthony J. Venables

Anthony J. Venables

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 81 Citations 61,406 222
124 World 2 National Axel Dreher

Axel Dreher

Heidelberg University, Germany
D-index 81 Citations 24,744 189
125 World 98 National Joel Slemrod

Joel Slemrod

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 81 Citations 28,959 273
126 World 97 National Emmanuel Saez

Emmanuel Saez

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 81 Citations 56,781 147
127 World 3 National Manfred Lenzen

Manfred Lenzen

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 80 Citations 25,945 191
128 World 99 National Richard J. Zeckhauser

Richard J. Zeckhauser

Harvard University, United States
D-index 80 Citations 40,534 286
129 World 14 National David F. Hendry

David F. Hendry

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 80 Citations 37,300 276
130 World 100 National Andrew W. Lo

Andrew W. Lo

MIT, United States
D-index 80 Citations 59,664 218
131 World 101 National Thomas Reardon

Thomas Reardon

Michigan State University, United States
D-index 80 Citations 31,257 193
132 World 15 National Nick Hanley

Nick Hanley

University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
D-index 80 Citations 32,450 328
133 World 102 National Avinash Dixit

Avinash Dixit

Princeton University, United States
D-index 80 Citations 75,861 165
134 World 1 National Friedrich Schneider

Friedrich Schneider

Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria
D-index 80 Citations 32,784 361
135 World 103 National Peter C. B. Phillips

Peter C. B. Phillips

Yale University, United States
D-index 79 Citations 36,123 264
136 World 104 National David M. Cutler

David M. Cutler

Harvard University, United States
D-index 79 Citations 41,087 215
137 World 2 National Roy Thurik

Roy Thurik

Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
D-index 79 Citations 39,097 229
138 World 16 National Stephen Machin

Stephen Machin

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
D-index 79 Citations 30,555 285
139 World 105 National Shawna Grosskopf

Shawna Grosskopf

Oregon State University, United States
D-index 79 Citations 37,193 212
140 World 3 National Jakob de Haan

Jakob de Haan

University of Groningen, Netherlands
D-index 79 Citations 20,452 388
141 World 17 National Charles Goodhart

Charles Goodhart

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
D-index 79 Citations 21,664 321
142 World 1 National Torsten Persson

Torsten Persson

Stockholm University, Sweden
D-index 79 Citations 66,238 136
143 World 106 National Lucian Arye Bebchuk

Lucian Arye Bebchuk

Harvard University, United States
D-index 79 Citations 49,849 190
144 World 107 National Michael D. Bordo

Michael D. Bordo

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
D-index 79 Citations 24,802 374
145 World 108 National Andrew K. Rose

Andrew K. Rose

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 79 Citations 58,218 219
146 World 3 National Philip R. Lane

Philip R. Lane

European Central Bank, Germany
D-index 79 Citations 34,034 207
147 World 109 National David E. Bloom

David E. Bloom

Harvard University, United States
D-index 78 Citations 37,911 286
148 World 110 National David Laibson

David Laibson

Harvard University, United States
D-index 78 Citations 41,182 153
149 World 112 National Olivia S. Mitchell

Olivia S. Mitchell

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 78 Citations 40,758 383
150 World 111 National Drew Fudenberg

Drew Fudenberg

MIT, United States
D-index 78 Citations 41,035 188
151 World 4 National Juergen von Hagen

Juergen von Hagen

University of Bonn, Germany
D-index 78 Citations 24,337 258
152 World 113 National Ricardo J. Caballero

Ricardo J. Caballero

MIT, United States
D-index 78 Citations 35,399 178
153 World 114 National Mark W. Watson

Mark W. Watson

National Bureau of Economic Research, United States
D-index 77 Citations 62,768 137
154 World 115 National David Zilberman

David Zilberman

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 77 Citations 19,316 392
155 World 116 National Adam Wagstaff

Adam Wagstaff

World Bank, United States
D-index 77 Citations 37,317 180
156 World 117 National Menzie David Chinn

Menzie David Chinn

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 77 Citations 29,221 221
157 World 2 National Jikun Huang

Jikun Huang

Peking University, China
D-index 76 Citations 20,081 299
158 World 118 National Mark R. Rosenzweig

Mark R. Rosenzweig

Yale University, United States
D-index 76 Citations 36,355 145
159 World 119 National Orazio Attanasio

Orazio Attanasio

Yale University, United States
D-index 76 Citations 24,321 207
160 World 120 National Allan Timmermann

Allan Timmermann

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 76 Citations 25,922 184
161 World 1 National Stanley Fischer

Stanley Fischer

Bank of Israel, Israel
D-index 76 Citations 49,716 225
162 World 121 National Avanidhar Subrahmanyam

Avanidhar Subrahmanyam

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 76 Citations 46,462 209
163 World 122 National William N. Goetzmann

William N. Goetzmann

Yale University, United States
D-index 76 Citations 28,085 215
164 World 123 National Robert E. Hall

Robert E. Hall

Stanford University, United States
D-index 76 Citations 62,680 211
165 World 124 National Alan J. Auerbach

Alan J. Auerbach

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 76 Citations 31,383 287
166 World 4 National Michael Keane

Michael Keane

UNSW Sydney, Australia
D-index 75 Citations 25,028 233
167 World 125 National Robert E. Lucas

Robert E. Lucas

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 75 Citations 109,233 152
168 World 2 National Johan F.M. Swinnen

Johan F.M. Swinnen

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 75 Citations 20,836 394
169 World 126 National Mark Gertler

Mark Gertler

New York University, United States
D-index 75 Citations 127,977 132
170 World 127 National James A. Robinson

James A. Robinson

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 74 Citations 121,563 170
171 World 18 National Ian J. Bateman

Ian J. Bateman

University of Exeter, United Kingdom
D-index 74 Citations 29,178 204
172 World 128 National Joshua D. Angrist

Joshua D. Angrist

MIT, United States
D-index 74 Citations 88,354 129
173 World 129 National Robert Mendelsohn

Robert Mendelsohn

Yale University, United States
D-index 74 Citations 20,090 178
174 World 5 National Holger Görg

Holger Görg

Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Germany
D-index 74 Citations 21,429 268
175 World 1 National Randall Morck

Randall Morck

University of Alberta, Canada
D-index 74 Citations 51,541 183
176 World 130 National Robert W. Vishny

Robert W. Vishny

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 74 Citations 238,208 94
177 World 133 National Anjan V. Thakor

Anjan V. Thakor

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
D-index 74 Citations 29,588 198
178 World 132 National Peter A. Diamond

Peter A. Diamond

MIT, United States
D-index 74 Citations 41,814 172
179 World 131 National Eric Maskin

Eric Maskin

Harvard University, United States
D-index 74 Citations 38,232 168
180 World 6 National Bronwyn H. Hall

Bronwyn H. Hall

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 73 Citations 66,211 144
181 World 134 National Gary S. Becker

Gary S. Becker

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 73 Citations 267,025 136
182 World 3 National Yi-Ming Wei

Yi-Ming Wei

Beijing Institute of Technology, China
D-index 73 Citations 18,505 254
183 World 135 National Alan S. Blinder

Alan S. Blinder

Princeton University, United States
D-index 73 Citations 36,577 178
184 World 137 National Randall Wright

Randall Wright

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 73 Citations 25,536 199
185 World 138 National R. Glenn Hubbard

R. Glenn Hubbard

Columbia University, United States
D-index 73 Citations 62,361 163
186 World 136 National Klaus Deininger

Klaus Deininger

World Bank, United States
D-index 73 Citations 32,395 216
187 World 139 National Robert Chambers

Robert Chambers

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 72 Citations 43,139 296
188 World 140 National Edward B. Barbier

Edward B. Barbier

Colorado State University, United States
D-index 72 Citations 31,540 240
189 World 5 National James Guthrie

James Guthrie

Macquarie University, Australia
D-index 72 Citations 34,475 272
190 World 142 National Jerry A. Hausman

Jerry A. Hausman

MIT, United States
D-index 72 Citations 64,618 159
191 World 143 National Oliver E. Williamson

Oliver E. Williamson

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 72 Citations 194,013 153
192 World 141 National Rolf Färe

Rolf Färe

Oregon State University, United States
D-index 72 Citations 37,774 273
193 World 144 National Costas Meghir

Costas Meghir

Yale University, United States
D-index 72 Citations 28,807 189
194 World 6 National Peter Egger

Peter Egger

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 72 Citations 20,545 313
195 World 145 National Ricardo Hausmann

Ricardo Hausmann

Harvard University, United States
D-index 72 Citations 42,519 189
196 World 146 National Marcel Fafchamps

Marcel Fafchamps

Stanford University, United States
D-index 72 Citations 25,224 205
197 World 147 National Paul Milgrom

Paul Milgrom

Stanford University, United States
D-index 72 Citations 94,726 141
198 World 19 National Andrés Rodríguez-Pose

Andrés Rodríguez-Pose

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
D-index 72 Citations 19,341 178
199 World 150 National Edward C. Prescott

Edward C. Prescott

Arizona State University, United States
D-index 72 Citations 78,726 179
200 World 149 National Elisabeth Sadoulet

Elisabeth Sadoulet

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 72 Citations 25,289 192

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