Best Economics and Finance Scientists

The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the field of Economics and Finance is based on data consolidated from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating 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 takes into account only papers and citation data for an examined discipline.
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The focus of our Economics and Finance research
Research.com’s best scholars ranking is a credible lineup of leading scholars from the area of Economics and Finance, created using a meticulous analysis of 166,880 scientists discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the field of Economics and Finance, over 8163 scientists were investigated.

What is D-index acceptance threshold for Economics and Finance
The D-index threshold for including a researcher to be examined is placed at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Economics and Finance. The approval criteria for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the specific field of study plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. 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 discipline whilst making sure that the top 1% of best researchers are added into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.

Additional verification methods
Since our main mission is to ensure that only credible researchers are listed in our ranking we believe that raw data are never supposed to be a complete tool to evaluate the work of researchers. This is why we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of reliable sources. While it’s not a element contributing to a researcher’s position in our ranking, the quantity of documents published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should be a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given area of science. Position in the ranking is established using every researcher’s D-index according to metrics gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the scientific community. A comprehensive explanation of our research process can be found on our methodology page.

Our agenda
Our goal is to inspire researchers, businessmen and decision-makers around the world to explore where top experts are heading and to offer a way for the whole scientific community to get to know who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
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Key findings for Economics and Finance
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scholars in the world is Harvard University with 76 scientists affiliated with it being features in the Economics and Finance ranking. It is followed by Stanford University with 57 scholars. Ranking thirds is University of California, Berkeley with 57 researchers.

Prominent scholars present in the world are representing Imperial College London, Indiana University, The Ohio State University, Georgetown University, University of Basel, University of Sussex, Princeton University, University of Zurich, Hoover Institution, Carnegie Mellon University.

Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz from Columbia University is listed as the best scholar in the world in our ranking with a D-index of 177. Ranking second in the world is Andrei Shleifer from Harvard University with a D-index of 174. The third spot in the world is occupied by James J. Heckman from University of Chicago with a D-index of 174.

The average D-index for the top 3% scholars is 114 in comparison to an average of 49 for all researchers included in the ranking.

The average number of publications in the field of Economics and Finance for the top 1% of researchers in the ranking is 534 against an average of 201 for all researchers.

The average number of citations for the top 1% researchers is 147083 against an average of 22253 for all scientists.

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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
201 World 1 National D-index 76 Citations 62,362 167
202 World 150 National D-index 76 Citations 54,823 265
203 World 1 National D-index 76 Citations 52,313 240
204 World 151 National D-index 76 Citations 50,554 247
205 World 152 National D-index 76 Citations 48,688 331
206 World 153 National D-index 76 Citations 47,274 446
207 World 154 National D-index 76 Citations 33,473 240
208 World 155 National D-index 76 Citations 30,198 351
209 World 156 National D-index 76 Citations 30,150 292
210 World 157 National D-index 76 Citations 28,266 229
211 World 158 National D-index 75 Citations 102,176 195
212 World 159 National D-index 75 Citations 76,553 238
213 World 160 National D-index 75 Citations 72,171 268
214 World 161 National D-index 75 Citations 52,407 241
215 World 162 National D-index 75 Citations 42,782 275
216 World 163 National D-index 75 Citations 42,057 211
217 World 2 National D-index 75 Citations 40,616 179
218 World 164 National D-index 75 Citations 38,490 221
219 World 165 National D-index 75 Citations 37,032 244
220 World 5 National D-index 75 Citations 36,365 410
221 World 24 National D-index 75 Citations 28,846 203
222 World 25 National D-index 75 Citations 18,451 712
223 World 166 National D-index 74 Citations 66,165 238
224 World 167 National D-index 74 Citations 50,554 166
225 World 26 National D-index 74 Citations 46,005 210
226 World 168 National D-index 74 Citations 37,068 235
227 World 169 National D-index 74 Citations 30,365 420
228 World 170 National D-index 74 Citations 25,951 285
229 World 171 National D-index 74 Citations 21,644 283
230 World 172 National D-index 74 Citations 20,437 282
231 World 173 National D-index 74 Citations 19,005 377
232 World 174 National D-index 73 Citations 59,990 216
233 World 175 National D-index 73 Citations 56,551 190
234 World 176 National D-index 73 Citations 45,418 182
235 World 177 National D-index 73 Citations 42,147 352
236 World 178 National D-index 73 Citations 35,345 258
237 World 27 National D-index 73 Citations 34,209 260
238 World 179 National D-index 73 Citations 33,531 281
239 World 180 National D-index 73 Citations 29,826 238
240 World 181 National D-index 73 Citations 29,532 255
241 World 182 National D-index 73 Citations 26,379 316
242 World 183 National D-index 73 Citations 26,277 293
243 World 184 National D-index 73 Citations 22,217 478
244 World 2 National D-index 73 Citations 20,586 452
245 World 3 National D-index 73 Citations 18,478 474
246 World 6 National D-index 73 Citations 18,341 503
247 World 185 National D-index 73 Citations 17,435 385
248 World 186 National D-index 73 Citations 16,478 351
249 World 187 National D-index 72 Citations 71,362 256
250 World 188 National D-index 72 Citations 42,389 190
251 World 189 National D-index 72 Citations 39,418 268
252 World 190 National D-index 72 Citations 37,490 232
253 World 191 National D-index 72 Citations 36,745 167
254 World 192 National D-index 72 Citations 29,812 292
255 World 193 National D-index 72 Citations 27,575 238
256 World 194 National D-index 72 Citations 23,719 219
257 World 195 National D-index 72 Citations 23,476 342
258 World 196 National D-index 72 Citations 21,666 306
259 World 4 National D-index 72 Citations 19,701 1,032
260 World 6 National D-index 72 Citations 19,455 494
261 World 28 National D-index 72 Citations 18,731 276
262 World 197 National D-index 72 Citations 17,473 451
263 World 198 National D-index 72 Citations 17,463 254
264 World 29 National D-index 71 Citations 53,509 347
265 World 3 National D-index 71 Citations 37,836 225
266 World 199 National D-index 71 Citations 33,088 278
267 World 4 National D-index 71 Citations 32,848 317
268 World 200 National D-index 71 Citations 32,768 247
269 World 201 National D-index 71 Citations 28,365 183
270 World 202 National D-index 71 Citations 28,199 278
271 World 1 National D-index 71 Citations 26,995 124
272 World 203 National D-index 71 Citations 25,635 234
273 World 204 National D-index 71 Citations 25,626 363
274 World 205 National D-index 71 Citations 22,728 337
275 World 7 National D-index 71 Citations 19,114 701
276 World 206 National D-index 71 Citations 18,953 353
277 World 207 National D-index 71 Citations 17,091 408
278 World 1 National D-index 71 Citations 14,326 335
279 World 208 National D-index 70 Citations 277,733 198
280 World 209 National D-index 70 Citations 70,139 149
281 World 30 National D-index 70 Citations 58,769 316
282 World 210 National D-index 70 Citations 56,535 234
283 World 211 National D-index 70 Citations 34,728 196
284 World 212 National D-index 70 Citations 30,727 249
285 World 213 National D-index 70 Citations 27,909 273
286 World 214 National D-index 70 Citations 27,321 218
287 World 215 National D-index 70 Citations 27,313 264
288 World 216 National D-index 70 Citations 22,218 274
289 World 217 National D-index 70 Citations 22,028 452
290 World 218 National D-index 70 Citations 18,922 1,090
291 World 219 National D-index 70 Citations 15,260 286
292 World 220 National D-index 69 Citations 143,879 206
293 World 221 National D-index 69 Citations 74,977 157
294 World 222 National D-index 69 Citations 46,401 225
295 World 223 National D-index 69 Citations 44,416 177
296 World 224 National D-index 69 Citations 40,520 155
297 World 5 National D-index 69 Citations 37,058 243
298 World 225 National D-index 69 Citations 26,237 259
299 World 226 National D-index 69 Citations 25,537 238
300 World 227 National D-index 69 Citations 24,237 366

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