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.
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 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.
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.