Best Economics and Finance Scientists

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.
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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
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.
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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.

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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
401 World 280 National D-index 63 Citations 52,141 170
402 World 47 National D-index 63 Citations 40,747 151
403 World 281 National D-index 63 Citations 40,406 168
404 World 282 National D-index 63 Citations 37,845 207
405 World 283 National D-index 63 Citations 34,601 201
406 World 6 National D-index 63 Citations 34,203 128
407 World 284 National D-index 63 Citations 29,065 125
408 World 285 National D-index 63 Citations 26,215 266
409 World 286 National D-index 63 Citations 25,421 222
410 World 287 National D-index 63 Citations 25,291 357
411 World 288 National D-index 63 Citations 22,379 169
412 World 11 National D-index 63 Citations 21,706 363
413 World 289 National D-index 63 Citations 21,395 160
414 World 2 National D-index 63 Citations 20,916 275
415 World 3 National D-index 63 Citations 18,121 450
416 World 13 National D-index 63 Citations 18,048 250
417 World 290 National D-index 63 Citations 16,678 377
418 World 1 National D-index 63 Citations 16,034 421
419 World 291 National D-index 63 Citations 15,505 234
420 World 292 National D-index 63 Citations 15,325 556
421 World 293 National D-index 63 Citations 14,740 277
422 World 48 National D-index 63 Citations 13,351 296
423 World 1 National D-index 63 Citations 12,967 1,170
424 World 294 National D-index 63 Citations 10,528 229
425 World 295 National D-index 62 Citations 59,293 151
426 World 296 National D-index 62 Citations 46,377 152
427 World 297 National D-index 62 Citations 44,629 127
428 World 298 National D-index 62 Citations 37,523 189
429 World 13 National D-index 62 Citations 35,972 133
430 World 299 National D-index 62 Citations 31,369 241
431 World 300 National D-index 62 Citations 30,438 156
432 World 301 National D-index 62 Citations 28,284 142
433 World 3 National D-index 62 Citations 27,742 177
434 World 302 National D-index 62 Citations 27,072 242
435 World 303 National D-index 62 Citations 26,585 321
436 World 304 National D-index 62 Citations 23,535 207
437 World 305 National D-index 62 Citations 23,422 228
438 World 306 National D-index 62 Citations 23,386 182
439 World 7 National D-index 62 Citations 21,393 244
440 World 307 National D-index 62 Citations 20,503 291
441 World 8 National D-index 62 Citations 18,985 530
442 World 49 National D-index 62 Citations 18,219 304
443 World 14 National D-index 62 Citations 18,124 149
444 World 308 National D-index 62 Citations 18,014 168
445 World 12 National D-index 62 Citations 17,812 195
446 World 309 National D-index 62 Citations 16,979 446
447 World 310 National D-index 62 Citations 15,068 230
448 World 50 National D-index 62 Citations 14,994 256
449 World 51 National D-index 62 Citations 14,762 266
450 World 311 National D-index 62 Citations 14,413 322
451 World 312 National D-index 62 Citations 13,779 268
452 World 9 National D-index 62 Citations 12,339 339
453 World 313 National D-index 62 Citations 12,253 242
454 World 314 National D-index 62 Citations 10,618 228
455 World 1 National D-index 61 Citations 80,171 136
456 World 315 National D-index 61 Citations 46,944 93
457 World 316 National D-index 61 Citations 37,902 243
458 World 317 National D-index 61 Citations 35,931 138
459 World 52 National D-index 61 Citations 35,164 225
460 World 318 National D-index 61 Citations 34,602 189
461 World 14 National D-index 61 Citations 33,454 169
462 World 319 National D-index 61 Citations 33,322 142
463 World 2 National D-index 61 Citations 32,347 207
464 World 13 National D-index 61 Citations 29,363 276
465 World 320 National D-index 61 Citations 28,020 146
466 World 321 National D-index 61 Citations 24,935 173
467 World 10 National D-index 61 Citations 23,133 210
468 World 3 National D-index 61 Citations 22,754 353
469 World 322 National D-index 61 Citations 21,789 155
470 World 323 National D-index 61 Citations 21,164 217
471 World 324 National D-index 61 Citations 20,863 193
472 World 53 National D-index 61 Citations 18,964 336
473 World 8 National D-index 61 Citations 18,771 286
474 World 9 National D-index 61 Citations 17,508 187
475 World 54 National D-index 61 Citations 17,114 298
476 World 325 National D-index 61 Citations 17,069 279
477 World 5 National D-index 61 Citations 15,046 272
478 World 55 National D-index 61 Citations 14,860 255
479 World 326 National D-index 61 Citations 14,460 296
480 World 327 National D-index 61 Citations 12,902 339
481 World 56 National D-index 61 Citations 9,660 287
482 World 328 National D-index 60 Citations 76,329 119
483 World 329 National D-index 60 Citations 49,631 171
484 World 330 National D-index 60 Citations 46,688 114
485 World 331 National D-index 60 Citations 41,547 243
486 World 332 National D-index 60 Citations 31,360 111
487 World 333 National D-index 60 Citations 31,254 137
488 World 334 National D-index 60 Citations 30,273 183
489 World 335 National D-index 60 Citations 29,799 199
491 World 58 National D-index 60 Citations 24,810 172
492 World 336 National D-index 60 Citations 23,942 177
493 World 337 National D-index 60 Citations 21,831 190
494 World 338 National D-index 60 Citations 21,734 211
495 World 339 National D-index 60 Citations 21,216 144
496 World 340 National D-index 60 Citations 20,946 280
497 World 341 National D-index 60 Citations 20,502 151
498 World 342 National D-index 60 Citations 20,279 233
499 World 59 National D-index 60 Citations 19,130 201
500 World 14 National D-index 60 Citations 19,054 369

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