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
501 World 56 National Sanjaya Lall

Sanjaya Lall

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 56 Citations 14,675 132
502 World 327 National Richard T. Carson

Richard T. Carson

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 56 Citations 31,823 117
503 World 14 National Valentina Bosetti

Valentina Bosetti

Bocconi University, Italy
D-index 56 Citations 9,801 190
504 World 15 National Adrian Pagan

Adrian Pagan

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 56 Citations 30,733 152
505 World 58 National J. Vernon Henderson

J. Vernon Henderson

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
D-index 56 Citations 26,856 108
506 World 57 National Hervé Moulin

Hervé Moulin

University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
D-index 56 Citations 16,021 133
507 World 331 National Richard Arnott

Richard Arnott

University of California, Riverside, United States
D-index 56 Citations 15,095 151
508 World 330 National Dilip Mookherjee

Dilip Mookherjee

Boston University, United States
D-index 56 Citations 16,012 160
509 World 329 National David E. M. Sappington

David E. M. Sappington

University of Florida, United States
D-index 56 Citations 13,527 160
510 World 332 National Kaushik Basu

Kaushik Basu

Cornell University, United States
D-index 56 Citations 15,577 246
511 World 328 National Peter B. R. Hazell

Peter B. R. Hazell

International Food Policy Research Institute, United States
D-index 56 Citations 18,945 117
512 World 21 National Joachim von Braun

Joachim von Braun

University of Bonn, Germany
D-index 56 Citations 12,936 164
513 World 333 National Martin J. Gruber

Martin J. Gruber

New York University, United States
D-index 56 Citations 21,015 114
514 World 60 National Guglielmo Maria Caporale

Guglielmo Maria Caporale

Brunel University London, United Kingdom
D-index 56 Citations 10,407 331
515 World 335 National Keith E. Maskus

Keith E. Maskus

University of Colorado Boulder, United States
D-index 56 Citations 15,442 165
517 World 334 National Francis A. Longstaff

Francis A. Longstaff

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 56 Citations 27,881 101
518 World 337 National Sergio L. Schmukler

Sergio L. Schmukler

World Bank, United States
D-index 56 Citations 14,860 155
519 World 338 National John J. McConnell

John J. McConnell

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 56 Citations 29,832 118
520 World 1 National Benjamin Miranda Tabak

Benjamin Miranda Tabak

Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil
D-index 56 Citations 11,058 222
521 World 339 National Enrique G. Mendoza

Enrique G. Mendoza

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 56 Citations 24,835 160
522 World 340 National Xavier Sala-i-Martin

Xavier Sala-i-Martin

Columbia University, United States
D-index 56 Citations 48,697 83
523 World 61 National Colin Mayer

Colin Mayer

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 56 Citations 16,717 189
524 World 341 National John E. Roemer

John E. Roemer

Yale University, United States
D-index 56 Citations 23,118 198
525 World 7 National Stefano Scarpetta

Stefano Scarpetta

Organisation For Economic Co-Operation and Development, France
D-index 56 Citations 22,785 90
526 World 342 National Franco Modigliani

Franco Modigliani

MIT, United States
D-index 56 Citations 28,062 143
527 World 336 National S.P. Kothari

S.P. Kothari

MIT, United States
D-index 56 Citations 51,730 90
528 World 343 National Jacob A. Frenkel

Jacob A. Frenkel

National Bureau of Economic Research, United States
D-index 56 Citations 18,089 159
529 World 2 National Alex Coad

Alex Coad

Waseda University, Japan
D-index 56 Citations 16,009 152
530 World 344 National Dale Whittington

Dale Whittington

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
D-index 55 Citations 10,519 152
531 World 62 National Carol Propper

Carol Propper

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
D-index 55 Citations 12,284 167
532 World 345 National Aldo Rustichini

Aldo Rustichini

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 55 Citations 21,976 156
533 World 346 National Neil Shephard

Neil Shephard

Harvard University, United States
D-index 55 Citations 30,206 110
534 World 347 National John Bellamy Foster

John Bellamy Foster

University of Oregon, United States
D-index 55 Citations 11,709 306
535 World 2 National Richard Green

Richard Green

University of Canterbury, New Zealand
D-index 55 Citations 13,558 176
536 World 348 National Michael C. Jensen

Michael C. Jensen

Harvard University, United States
D-index 55 Citations 273,192 114
537 World 2 National Erich Kirchler

Erich Kirchler

University of Vienna, Austria
D-index 55 Citations 12,289 140
538 World 349 National Cheng Hsiao

Cheng Hsiao

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 55 Citations 35,360 156
539 World 350 National David Canning

David Canning

Harvard University, United States
D-index 55 Citations 21,829 126
540 World 63 National Paul Ekins

Paul Ekins

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 55 Citations 14,466 159
541 World 64 National Michael G. Pollitt

Michael G. Pollitt

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 55 Citations 11,008 179
542 World 65 National Robert G. King

Robert G. King

Met Office, United Kingdom
D-index 55 Citations 46,845 103
543 World 352 National Tarun Khanna

Tarun Khanna

Harvard University, United States
D-index 55 Citations 36,700 120
544 World 353 National Xavier Gabaix

Xavier Gabaix

Harvard University, United States
D-index 55 Citations 27,875 94
545 World 351 National Harvey S. Rosen

Harvey S. Rosen

Princeton University, United States
D-index 55 Citations 21,822 127
546 World 356 National Raj Chetty

Raj Chetty

Harvard University, United States
D-index 55 Citations 36,938 99
547 World 22 National Reinhard Selten

Reinhard Selten

University of Bonn, Germany
D-index 55 Citations 28,473 157
548 World 354 National Severin Borenstein

Severin Borenstein

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 55 Citations 19,037 95
549 World 355 National Oded Galor

Oded Galor

Brown University, United States
D-index 55 Citations 37,757 116
550 World 16 National Andrew C. Worthington

Andrew C. Worthington

Griffith University, Australia
D-index 55 Citations 11,068 266
551 World 11 National Steven Ongena

Steven Ongena

Swiss Finance Institute, Switzerland
D-index 55 Citations 17,737 226
552 World 15 National Giuseppe Bertola

Giuseppe Bertola

University of Turin, Italy
D-index 55 Citations 18,228 134
553 World 359 National Francisco H. G. Ferreira

Francisco H. G. Ferreira

World Bank, United States
D-index 55 Citations 17,854 130
554 World 357 National Henry S. Farber

Henry S. Farber

Princeton University, United States
D-index 55 Citations 14,085 100
555 World 358 National Lawrence M. Kahn

Lawrence M. Kahn

Cornell University, United States
D-index 55 Citations 22,916 127
556 World 8 National Lionel Fontagné

Lionel Fontagné

Université Paris Cité, France
D-index 55 Citations 10,880 188
557 World 7 National Robin Boadway

Robin Boadway

Queen's University, Canada
D-index 55 Citations 10,046 216
558 World 17 National Ronald W. Masulis

Ronald W. Masulis

UNSW Sydney, Australia
D-index 55 Citations 40,335 102
559 World 12 National Jan-Egbert Sturm

Jan-Egbert Sturm

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 55 Citations 13,319 212
560 World 8 National Ngo Van Long

Ngo Van Long

McGill University, Canada
D-index 55 Citations 10,802 297
561 World 14 National Robert Lensink

Robert Lensink

University of Groningen, Netherlands
D-index 55 Citations 14,062 202
562 World 365 National Edmund S. Phelps

Edmund S. Phelps

Columbia University, United States
D-index 55 Citations 25,128 198
563 World 366 National Josef Lakonishok

Josef Lakonishok

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 55 Citations 49,765 77
564 World 364 National Bela Balassa

Bela Balassa

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 55 Citations 27,285 176
565 World 363 National Ravi Jagannathan

Ravi Jagannathan

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 55 Citations 32,845 118
566 World 360 National Richard E. Just

Richard E. Just

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 55 Citations 17,893 175
567 World 361 National John H. Cochrane

John H. Cochrane

Hoover Institution, United States
D-index 55 Citations 41,882 109
568 World 362 National Harrison G. Hong

Harrison G. Hong

Columbia University, United States
D-index 55 Citations 38,511 110
569 World 367 National Edward Miguel

Edward Miguel

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 54 Citations 24,848 123
570 World 368 National Amnon Rapoport

Amnon Rapoport

University of Arizona, United States
D-index 54 Citations 8,204 192
571 World 369 National Richard A. Easterlin

Richard A. Easterlin

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 54 Citations 34,062 115
572 World 66 National Francis Green

Francis Green

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 54 Citations 13,186 172
573 World 67 National Ronald Smith

Ronald Smith

Birkbeck, University of London, United Kingdom
D-index 54 Citations 16,444 173
574 World 15 National Erik T. Verhoef

Erik T. Verhoef

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 54 Citations 11,052 212
575 World 370 National Robert A. Pollak

Robert A. Pollak

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
D-index 54 Citations 20,680 90
576 World 371 National Stephen Morris

Stephen Morris

MIT, United States
D-index 54 Citations 21,261 142
577 World 18 National Alison L. Booth

Alison L. Booth

Australian National University, Australia
D-index 54 Citations 16,888 144
578 World 372 National John Geanakoplos

John Geanakoplos

Santa Fe Institute, United States
D-index 54 Citations 19,520 162
579 World 68 National Jonathan Haskel

Jonathan Haskel

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
D-index 54 Citations 10,689 147
580 World 373 National Simon Johnson

Simon Johnson

MIT, United States
D-index 54 Citations 90,435 127
581 World 377 National Edward J. Kane

Edward J. Kane

Boston College, United States
D-index 54 Citations 12,429 205
582 World 378 National Loretta J. Mester

Loretta J. Mester

Federal Reserve System, United States
D-index 54 Citations 31,052 135
583 World 379 National Don Fullerton

Don Fullerton

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 54 Citations 14,562 146
584 World 380 National Kenneth R. French

Kenneth R. French

Dartmouth College, United States
D-index 54 Citations 93,257 82
585 World 23 National Thomas Lux

Thomas Lux

Kiel University, Germany
D-index 54 Citations 14,777 139
586 World 381 National Laurence Ball

Laurence Ball

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 54 Citations 21,769 87
587 World 382 National Kyle Bagwell

Kyle Bagwell

Stanford University, United States
D-index 54 Citations 16,942 115
588 World 383 National Laura T. Starks

Laura T. Starks

The University of Texas at Austin, United States
D-index 54 Citations 26,874 94
589 World 3 National Assar Lindbeck

Assar Lindbeck

Research Institute of Industrial Economics, Sweden
D-index 54 Citations 19,212 169
590 World 374 National Robert W. Staiger

Robert W. Staiger

National Bureau of Economic Research, United States
D-index 54 Citations 14,439 130
591 World 12 National Qiang Ji

Qiang Ji

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-index 54 Citations 7,984 133
592 World 375 National Giovanni Peri

Giovanni Peri

University of California, Davis, United States
D-index 54 Citations 19,607 144
593 World 376 National Paul A. Gompers

Paul A. Gompers

Harvard University, United States
D-index 54 Citations 39,045 84
594 World 69 National Pierre-Richard Agénor

Pierre-Richard Agénor

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
D-index 54 Citations 9,529 191
595 World 384 National Albert N. Link

Albert N. Link

University of North Carolina at Greensboro, United States
D-index 53 Citations 13,262 187
596 World 385 National John Bound

John Bound

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 53 Citations 30,210 92
597 World 386 National Rodolfo M. Nayga

Rodolfo M. Nayga

Texas A&M University, United States
D-index 53 Citations 8,899 217
598 World 387 National Arie Kapteyn

Arie Kapteyn

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 53 Citations 9,646 164
599 World 70 National Jill Rubery

Jill Rubery

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
D-index 53 Citations 9,569 189
600 World 16 National Fabrizio Lillo

Fabrizio Lillo

University of Bologna, Italy
D-index 53 Citations 8,900 134

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