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
301 World 8 National Luigi Guiso

Luigi Guiso

Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance, Italy
D-index 65 Citations 42,529 144
302 World 213 National Anil K. Kashyap

Anil K. Kashyap

National Bureau of Economic Research, United States
D-index 65 Citations 49,083 139
303 World 214 National Sergio Rebelo

Sergio Rebelo

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 65 Citations 46,691 119
304 World 215 National Oliver Hart

Oliver Hart

Harvard University, United States
D-index 65 Citations 71,480 112
305 World 212 National James R. Markusen

James R. Markusen

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
D-index 65 Citations 35,270 146
306 World 216 National Guido W. Imbens

Guido W. Imbens

Stanford University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 45,233 115
307 World 217 National Peter C. Fishburn

Peter C. Fishburn

AT&T (United States), United States
D-index 64 Citations 21,412 212
308 World 37 National Richard Harris

Richard Harris

University of Bristol, United Kingdom
D-index 64 Citations 17,240 341
309 World 2 National Ariel Rubinstein

Ariel Rubinstein

Tel Aviv University, Israel
D-index 64 Citations 51,760 138
310 World 218 National Claudia Goldin

Claudia Goldin

Harvard University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 22,408 136
311 World 219 National Steven Shavell

Steven Shavell

Harvard University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 22,550 157
312 World 220 National John M. Reilly

John M. Reilly

MIT, United States
D-index 64 Citations 15,079 174
313 World 221 National Lars Peter Hansen

Lars Peter Hansen

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 64 Citations 32,862 146
314 World 1 National B.W. Ang

B.W. Ang

National University of Singapore, Singapore
D-index 64 Citations 22,979 106
315 World 223 National Jan C. van Ours

Jan C. van Ours

Center for Economic and Policy Research, United States
D-index 64 Citations 14,826 244
316 World 222 National Barry R. Chiswick

Barry R. Chiswick

George Washington University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 21,582 185
317 World 225 National David F. Larcker

David F. Larcker

Stanford University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 46,144 142
318 World 224 National Timothy M. Smeeding

Timothy M. Smeeding

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 64 Citations 18,902 246
319 World 226 National John M. Quigley

John M. Quigley

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 64 Citations 19,111 157
320 World 227 National Patrick Bolton

Patrick Bolton

Columbia University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 34,863 162
321 World 228 National John H. Kagel

John H. Kagel

The Ohio State University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 21,201 127
322 World 3 National François Bourguignon

François Bourguignon

Paris School of Economics, France
D-index 64 Citations 24,869 188
323 World 229 National C. F. Sirmans

C. F. Sirmans

Florida State University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 12,179 230
324 World 230 National Alan M. Taylor

Alan M. Taylor

University of California, Davis, United States
D-index 64 Citations 30,504 149
325 World 237 National Richard Rogerson

Richard Rogerson

Princeton University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 28,086 155
326 World 1 National Simplice A. Asongu

Simplice A. Asongu

African Governance and Development Institute, Cameroon
D-index 64 Citations 12,162 468
327 World 235 National Charles M. Engel

Charles M. Engel

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 64 Citations 25,562 165
328 World 236 National Edward N. Wolff

Edward N. Wolff

New York University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 14,026 246
329 World 3 National Assaf Razin

Assaf Razin

Tel Aviv University, Israel
D-index 64 Citations 18,859 274
330 World 231 National Stephen G. Cecchetti

Stephen G. Cecchetti

Brandeis University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 29,630 169
331 World 232 National Sherman Robinson

Sherman Robinson

International Food Policy Research Institute, United States
D-index 64 Citations 24,912 254
332 World 233 National Edward I. Altman

Edward I. Altman

New York University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 36,262 183
333 World 234 National Gary B. Gorton

Gary B. Gorton

Yale University, United States
D-index 64 Citations 28,904 177
334 World 238 National William A. Brock

William A. Brock

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 63 Citations 31,706 179
335 World 4 National Shouyang Wang

Shouyang Wang

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-index 63 Citations 15,667 357
336 World 239 National Paul J. Gertler

Paul J. Gertler

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 63 Citations 21,527 159
337 World 240 National Ernst R. Berndt

Ernst R. Berndt

MIT, United States
D-index 63 Citations 17,829 163
338 World 241 National Badi H. Baltagi

Badi H. Baltagi

Syracuse University, United States
D-index 63 Citations 39,592 217
339 World 11 National Robert J. Elliott

Robert J. Elliott

University of Adelaide, Australia
D-index 63 Citations 13,495 288
340 World 5 National Siem Jan Koopman

Siem Jan Koopman

Tinbergen Institute, Netherlands
D-index 63 Citations 13,444 222
341 World 8 National Michael Fritsch

Michael Fritsch

Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
D-index 63 Citations 15,553 188
342 World 4 National Robert U. Ayres

Robert U. Ayres

INSEAD, France
D-index 63 Citations 17,220 153
343 World 9 National Massimo Tavoni

Massimo Tavoni

Politecnico di Milano, Italy
D-index 63 Citations 15,228 196
344 World 6 National Philip Hans Franses

Philip Hans Franses

Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
D-index 63 Citations 16,163 378
345 World 242 National George J. Stigler

George J. Stigler

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 63 Citations 54,034 130
346 World 244 National Dean Karlan

Dean Karlan

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 63 Citations 22,475 136
347 World 243 National Charles R. Plott

Charles R. Plott

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 63 Citations 19,698 206
348 World 245 National David McKenzie

David McKenzie

World Bank, United States
D-index 63 Citations 23,698 157
349 World 38 National Philip McCann

Philip McCann

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
D-index 63 Citations 17,990 194
350 World 246 National Richard V. Burkhauser

Richard V. Burkhauser

Cornell University, United States
D-index 63 Citations 12,794 244
351 World 248 National Orley Ashenfelter

Orley Ashenfelter

Princeton University, United States
D-index 63 Citations 22,616 164
352 World 247 National B. Douglas Bernheim

B. Douglas Bernheim

Stanford University, United States
D-index 63 Citations 34,465 127
353 World 9 National Frank Smets

Frank Smets

European Central Bank, Germany
D-index 63 Citations 35,723 131
354 World 39 National Alan Manning

Alan Manning

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
D-index 63 Citations 23,907 162
355 World 1 National Nicholas Apergis

Nicholas Apergis

University of Piraeus, Greece
D-index 63 Citations 17,761 372
356 World 10 National Marcel Fratzscher

Marcel Fratzscher

German Institute for Economic Research, Germany
D-index 63 Citations 18,679 156
357 World 251 National Robert S. Pindyck

Robert S. Pindyck

MIT, United States
D-index 63 Citations 69,650 133
358 World 249 National Jess Benhabib

Jess Benhabib

New York University, United States
D-index 63 Citations 27,146 149
359 World 250 National Robert A. Jarrow

Robert A. Jarrow

Cornell University, United States
D-index 63 Citations 27,359 262
360 World 4 National Michael B. Devereux

Michael B. Devereux

University of British Columbia, Canada
D-index 63 Citations 17,911 194
361 World 252 National Michael Kremer

Michael Kremer

Harvard University, United States
D-index 62 Citations 30,908 137
362 World 7 National Eddy van Doorslaer

Eddy van Doorslaer

Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
D-index 62 Citations 26,725 134
363 World 253 National Charles F. Manski

Charles F. Manski

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 62 Citations 29,294 176
364 World 2 National Carlos Pestana Barros

Carlos Pestana Barros

University of Lisbon, Portugal
D-index 62 Citations 12,120 269
365 World 254 National Takatoshi Ito

Takatoshi Ito

Columbia University, United States
D-index 62 Citations 16,340 258
366 World 40 National Stefan Dercon

Stefan Dercon

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 62 Citations 21,344 176
367 World 256 National Andrew B. Bernard

Andrew B. Bernard

Dartmouth College, United States
D-index 62 Citations 47,953 134
368 World 257 National V. Kerry Smith

V. Kerry Smith

Arizona State University, United States
D-index 62 Citations 14,595 219
369 World 255 National Amy Finkelstein

Amy Finkelstein

MIT, United States
D-index 62 Citations 17,608 103
370 World 258 National Lawrence H. Goulder

Lawrence H. Goulder

Stanford University, United States
D-index 62 Citations 22,390 116
371 World 12 National John Quiggin

John Quiggin

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 62 Citations 16,797 356
372 World 10 National Marco Vivarelli

Marco Vivarelli

Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy
D-index 62 Citations 13,471 165
373 World 259 National Geoffrey Heal

Geoffrey Heal

Columbia University, United States
D-index 62 Citations 21,289 213
374 World 261 National Martin L. Weitzman

Martin L. Weitzman

Harvard University, United States
D-index 62 Citations 26,574 136
375 World 260 National J. David Cummins

J. David Cummins

Temple University, United States
D-index 62 Citations 14,452 167
376 World 264 National Aaditya Mattoo

Aaditya Mattoo

World Bank, United States
D-index 62 Citations 13,878 208
377 World 263 National Douglas Gale

Douglas Gale

New York University, United States
D-index 62 Citations 42,935 128
378 World 262 National Steven N. Kaplan

Steven N. Kaplan

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 62 Citations 44,579 105
379 World 41 National David M Newbery

David M Newbery

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 62 Citations 17,667 226
380 World 4 National Haim Levy

Haim Levy

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
D-index 62 Citations 20,981 232
381 World 5 National Jamie Peck

Jamie Peck

University of British Columbia, Canada
D-index 61 Citations 25,235 113
382 World 265 National Bruce A. McCarl

Bruce A. McCarl

Texas A&M University, United States
D-index 61 Citations 12,610 248
383 World 266 National Douglass C. North

Douglass C. North

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
D-index 61 Citations 122,591 144
384 World 13 National Benno Torgler

Benno Torgler

Queensland University of Technology, Australia
D-index 61 Citations 18,063 223
385 World 267 National David K. Levine

David K. Levine

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
D-index 61 Citations 25,171 201
386 World 268 National Jose A. Scheinkman

Jose A. Scheinkman

Princeton University, United States
D-index 61 Citations 40,253 122
387 World 270 National Stephen J. Redding

Stephen J. Redding

Princeton University, United States
D-index 61 Citations 33,560 134
388 World 271 National John B. Taylor

John B. Taylor

Stanford University, United States
D-index 61 Citations 45,247 190
389 World 269 National Will Martin

Will Martin

International Food Policy Research Institute, United States
D-index 61 Citations 16,280 270
390 World 273 National James R. Hines

James R. Hines

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 61 Citations 19,173 127
391 World 272 National Mark D. Partridge

Mark D. Partridge

The Ohio State University, United States
D-index 61 Citations 9,825 182
392 World 1 National Rangan Gupta

Rangan Gupta

University of Pretoria, South Africa
D-index 61 Citations 14,115 754
393 World 8 National Massimo Filippini

Massimo Filippini

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 61 Citations 11,876 242
394 World 274 National Barry K. Goodwin

Barry K. Goodwin

North Carolina State University, United States
D-index 61 Citations 13,418 189
395 World 5 National Michael Firth

Michael Firth

Lingnan University, China
D-index 61 Citations 16,741 146
396 World 275 National M. Kabir Hassan

M. Kabir Hassan

University of New Orleans, United States
D-index 61 Citations 14,064 365
397 World 11 National Francesco Giavazzi

Francesco Giavazzi

Bocconi University, Italy
D-index 61 Citations 25,631 142
398 World 276 National Steven D. Levitt

Steven D. Levitt

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 60 Citations 24,785 94
399 World 277 National Ronald G. Ehrenberg

Ronald G. Ehrenberg

Cornell University, United States
D-index 60 Citations 26,052 170
400 World 14 National Thomas Wiedmann

Thomas Wiedmann

UNSW Sydney, Australia
D-index 60 Citations 20,921 136

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