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
201 World 148 National Glenn W. Harrison

Glenn W. Harrison

Georgia State University, United States
D-index 72 Citations 20,505 200
202 World 20 National Christian Dustmann

Christian Dustmann

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 72 Citations 27,000 162
203 World 152 National Bennett T. McCallum

Bennett T. McCallum

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
D-index 72 Citations 25,826 197
204 World 151 National Annamaria Lusardi

Annamaria Lusardi

George Washington University, United States
D-index 72 Citations 56,251 173
205 World 2 National Eduardo S. Schwartz

Eduardo S. Schwartz

Simon Fraser University, Canada
D-index 72 Citations 40,172 174
206 World 153 National Stephen J. Turnovsky

Stephen J. Turnovsky

University of Washington, United States
D-index 72 Citations 18,004 330
207 World 21 National Lucio Sarno

Lucio Sarno

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 72 Citations 22,056 176
208 World 6 National Kym Anderson

Kym Anderson

University of Adelaide, Australia
D-index 72 Citations 20,757 484
209 World 154 National Rafael La Porta

Rafael La Porta

Dartmouth College, United States
D-index 72 Citations 170,898 96
210 World 3 National Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano

Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano

Bocconi University, Italy
D-index 72 Citations 36,304 196
211 World 22 National Stephen Nickell

Stephen Nickell

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 72 Citations 45,685 173
212 World 155 National Frank J. Chaloupka

Frank J. Chaloupka

University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
D-index 71 Citations 25,527 227
213 World 156 National Jason F. Shogren

Jason F. Shogren

University of Wyoming, United States
D-index 71 Citations 24,939 340
214 World 23 National Lant Pritchett

Lant Pritchett

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 71 Citations 46,715 176
215 World 157 National Robert J. Gordon

Robert J. Gordon

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 71 Citations 33,598 185
216 World 1 National Michael McAleer

Michael McAleer

Asia University Taiwan, Taiwan
D-index 71 Citations 18,941 503
217 World 158 National Lawrence J. Christiano

Lawrence J. Christiano

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 71 Citations 49,254 144
218 World 159 National Robert N. Stavins

Robert N. Stavins

Harvard University, United States
D-index 71 Citations 30,000 222
219 World 24 National Colin C. Williams

Colin C. Williams

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 71 Citations 15,369 495
220 World 163 National Thomas S. Jayne

Thomas S. Jayne

Michigan State University, United States
D-index 71 Citations 15,434 283
221 World 164 National Patrick J. Kehoe

Patrick J. Kehoe

Stanford University, United States
D-index 71 Citations 31,334 170
222 World 160 National Rudiger Dornbusch

Rudiger Dornbusch

MIT, United States
D-index 71 Citations 34,893 191
223 World 161 National Robert C. Merton

Robert C. Merton

MIT, United States
D-index 71 Citations 84,681 149
224 World 162 National Subal C. Kumbhakar

Subal C. Kumbhakar

Binghamton University, United States
D-index 71 Citations 24,736 287
225 World 165 National Matthew O. Jackson

Matthew O. Jackson

Stanford University, United States
D-index 70 Citations 36,215 188
226 World 166 National Sendhil Mullainathan

Sendhil Mullainathan

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 70 Citations 56,171 119
227 World 7 National Matin Qaim

Matin Qaim

University of Göttingen, Germany
D-index 70 Citations 15,364 196
228 World 25 National Robert Sugden

Robert Sugden

University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
D-index 70 Citations 31,615 174
229 World 167 National Jan K. Brueckner

Jan K. Brueckner

University of California, Irvine, United States
D-index 70 Citations 21,806 165
230 World 168 National Robert M. Solow

Robert M. Solow

MIT, United States
D-index 70 Citations 68,636 192
231 World 170 National Baruch Lev

Baruch Lev

New York University, United States
D-index 70 Citations 49,701 128
232 World 169 National Daniel S. Hamermesh

Daniel S. Hamermesh

Columbia University, United States
D-index 70 Citations 25,028 231
233 World 1 National Jordi Galí

Jordi Galí

Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
D-index 70 Citations 74,647 123
234 World 1 National Brian M. Lucey

Brian M. Lucey

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
D-index 70 Citations 18,124 401
235 World 171 National David A. Hirshleifer

David A. Hirshleifer

University of California, Irvine, United States
D-index 69 Citations 43,769 200
236 World 7 National Russell Smyth

Russell Smyth

Monash University, Australia
D-index 69 Citations 16,131 374
237 World 173 National Richard Roll

Richard Roll

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 69 Citations 59,471 149
238 World 172 National Douglas J. Cumming

Douglas J. Cumming

Florida Atlantic University, United States
D-index 69 Citations 20,879 325
239 World 4 National Marco Pagano

Marco Pagano

University of Naples Federico II, Italy
D-index 69 Citations 40,994 150
240 World 26 National Ronald MacDonald

Ronald MacDonald

University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
D-index 69 Citations 18,108 301
241 World 3 National John Whalley

John Whalley

University of Western Ontario, Canada
D-index 69 Citations 22,610 429
242 World 174 National Rajiv D. Banker

Rajiv D. Banker

Temple University, United States
D-index 68 Citations 46,451 179
243 World 27 National Geoffrey M. Hodgson

Geoffrey M. Hodgson

Loughborough University, United Kingdom
D-index 68 Citations 24,849 201
244 World 175 National Mark V. Pauly

Mark V. Pauly

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 68 Citations 15,381 257
245 World 176 National Daniel McFadden

Daniel McFadden

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 68 Citations 64,795 136
246 World 177 National John R. Graham

John R. Graham

Duke University, United States
D-index 68 Citations 60,366 145
247 World 178 National William H. Greene

William H. Greene

New York University, United States
D-index 68 Citations 29,692 165
248 World 28 National Andrew J. Oswald

Andrew J. Oswald

University of Warwick, United Kingdom
D-index 68 Citations 45,655 164
249 World 8 National Lee D. Parker

Lee D. Parker

RMIT University, Australia
D-index 68 Citations 18,001 155
250 World 29 National Igor Filatotchev

Igor Filatotchev

King's College London, United Kingdom
D-index 68 Citations 17,454 191
251 World 5 National Massimiliano Marcellino

Massimiliano Marcellino

Bocconi University, Italy
D-index 68 Citations 15,280 235
252 World 180 National Anthony Saunders

Anthony Saunders

New York University, United States
D-index 68 Citations 26,938 208
253 World 179 National Ravi Kanbur

Ravi Kanbur

Cornell University, United States
D-index 68 Citations 21,427 347
254 World 181 National Frank A. Sloan

Frank A. Sloan

Duke University, United States
D-index 67 Citations 11,863 169
255 World 182 National Esther Duflo

Esther Duflo

MIT, United States
D-index 67 Citations 63,626 117
256 World 183 National Howard Kunreuther

Howard Kunreuther

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 67 Citations 17,488 253
257 World 184 National Herbert Gintis

Herbert Gintis

Santa Fe Institute, United States
D-index 67 Citations 50,254 170
258 World 185 National John Hoddinott

John Hoddinott

Cornell University, United States
D-index 67 Citations 21,504 192
259 World 189 National Eric Ghysels

Eric Ghysels

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
D-index 67 Citations 21,895 231
260 World 188 National David A. Wise

David A. Wise

Harvard University, United States
D-index 67 Citations 20,159 198
261 World 186 National James D. Hamilton

James D. Hamilton

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 67 Citations 53,049 99
262 World 187 National Steven N. Durlauf

Steven N. Durlauf

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 67 Citations 30,134 161
263 World 4 National Klaus F. Zimmermann

Klaus F. Zimmermann

Maastricht University, Netherlands
D-index 67 Citations 17,661 257
264 World 190 National Maureen O'Hara

Maureen O'Hara

Cornell University, United States
D-index 67 Citations 40,185 120
265 World 6 National Tullio Jappelli

Tullio Jappelli

University of Naples Federico II, Italy
D-index 67 Citations 25,201 155
266 World 192 National Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee

Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee

University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, United States
D-index 67 Citations 16,344 425
267 World 191 National Joshua Aizenman

Joshua Aizenman

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 67 Citations 19,052 307
268 World 30 National David Pearce

David Pearce

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 66 Citations 51,756 219
269 World 193 National John B. Loomis

John B. Loomis

Colorado State University, United States
D-index 66 Citations 20,071 230
270 World 195 National Uri Gneezy

Uri Gneezy

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 66 Citations 39,195 118
271 World 194 National Agnes R. Quisumbing

Agnes R. Quisumbing

International Food Policy Research Institute, United States
D-index 66 Citations 15,895 203
272 World 9 National Yves Zenou

Yves Zenou

Monash University, Australia
D-index 66 Citations 17,161 216
273 World 1 National Antonio Afonso

Antonio Afonso

University of Lisbon, Portugal
D-index 66 Citations 19,924 219
274 World 196 National Matthew E. Kahn

Matthew E. Kahn

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 66 Citations 19,263 193
275 World 31 National Stephen P. Jenkins

Stephen P. Jenkins

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
D-index 66 Citations 18,869 216
276 World 197 National Paul L. Joskow

Paul L. Joskow

MIT, United States
D-index 66 Citations 25,078 128
277 World 2 National Frank J. Fabozzi

Frank J. Fabozzi

EDHEC Business School, France
D-index 66 Citations 17,831 524
278 World 198 National David G. Blanchflower

David G. Blanchflower

Dartmouth College, United States
D-index 66 Citations 31,816 170
279 World 32 National David Greenaway

David Greenaway

University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
D-index 66 Citations 22,607 202
280 World 200 National Thomas R. Palfrey

Thomas R. Palfrey

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 66 Citations 19,284 143
281 World 201 National Debraj Ray

Debraj Ray

New York University, United States
D-index 66 Citations 23,073 162
282 World 199 National Laurence J. Kotlikoff

Laurence J. Kotlikoff

Boston University, United States
D-index 66 Citations 25,661 264
283 World 10 National Robert W. Faff

Robert W. Faff

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 66 Citations 15,235 385
284 World 203 National Charles W. Calomiris

Charles W. Calomiris

Columbia University, United States
D-index 66 Citations 20,420 221
285 World 202 National Shawkat Hammoudeh

Shawkat Hammoudeh

Drexel University, United States
D-index 66 Citations 13,194 245
286 World 33 National Paul De Grauwe

Paul De Grauwe

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
D-index 66 Citations 16,083 360
287 World 7 National Bernard Hoekman

Bernard Hoekman

European University Institute, Italy
D-index 66 Citations 20,993 371
288 World 204 National Hal R. Varian

Hal R. Varian

Google (United States), United States
D-index 65 Citations 50,437 124
289 World 205 National Mark W. Rosegrant

Mark W. Rosegrant

International Food Policy Research Institute, United States
D-index 65 Citations 25,047 208
290 World 206 National Milton Friedman

Milton Friedman

Oregon Health & Science University, United States
D-index 65 Citations 148,338 196
291 World 209 National Richard Schmalensee

Richard Schmalensee

MIT, United States
D-index 65 Citations 25,380 154
292 World 207 National Jayson L. Lusk

Jayson L. Lusk

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 65 Citations 14,159 240
293 World 208 National Nicholas Bloom

Nicholas Bloom

Stanford University, United States
D-index 65 Citations 60,543 152
294 World 210 National Ronald Lee

Ronald Lee

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 65 Citations 16,725 160
295 World 34 National Nicholas Stern

Nicholas Stern

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
D-index 65 Citations 49,120 211
296 World 211 National Robert A. Moffitt

Robert A. Moffitt

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 65 Citations 23,939 174
297 World 35 National Saul Estrin

Saul Estrin

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
D-index 65 Citations 18,834 274
298 World 36 National Giancarlo Corsetti

Giancarlo Corsetti

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 65 Citations 23,859 211
299 World 7 National Claudio Borio

Claudio Borio

Bank for International Settlements, Switzerland
D-index 65 Citations 23,437 125
300 World 1 National Fabio Canova

Fabio Canova

BI Norwegian Business School, Norway
D-index 65 Citations 22,742 140

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