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
601 World 71 National Rachel Griffith

Rachel Griffith

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
D-index 53 Citations 33,356 130
602 World 388 National Louis Putterman

Louis Putterman

Brown University, United States
D-index 53 Citations 11,198 152
603 World 389 National Francine D. Blau

Francine D. Blau

Cornell University, United States
D-index 53 Citations 27,443 88
604 World 390 National Raymond J.G.M. Florax

Raymond J.G.M. Florax

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 53 Citations 13,588 169
605 World 72 National Gordon L. Clark

Gordon L. Clark

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 53 Citations 9,968 256
606 World 391 National Marianne Bertrand

Marianne Bertrand

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 53 Citations 53,735 82
607 World 392 National James Andreoni

James Andreoni

University of California, San Diego, United States
D-index 53 Citations 36,023 112
608 World 393 National Yakov Amihud

Yakov Amihud

New York University, United States
D-index 53 Citations 50,135 110
609 World 9 National Helmuth Cremer

Helmuth Cremer

Federal University of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées, France
D-index 53 Citations 8,436 223
610 World 16 National Cars Hommes

Cars Hommes

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 53 Citations 16,874 185
611 World 395 National Wei Xiong

Wei Xiong

Princeton University, United States
D-index 53 Citations 21,298 89
612 World 396 National Roger B. Myerson

Roger B. Myerson

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 53 Citations 37,838 109
613 World 397 National Leora Klapper

Leora Klapper

World Bank, United States
D-index 53 Citations 29,435 132
614 World 398 National Martín Uribe

Martín Uribe

Columbia University, United States
D-index 53 Citations 22,078 119
615 World 394 National Dan S. Dhaliwal

Dan S. Dhaliwal

University of Arizona, United States
D-index 53 Citations 16,933 109
616 World 399 National David S. Scharfstein

David S. Scharfstein

Harvard University, United States
D-index 53 Citations 47,071 85
617 World 400 National Wallace E. Oates

Wallace E. Oates

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 53 Citations 41,518 104
618 World 19 National Ferdinand A. Gul

Ferdinand A. Gul

Sunway University, Malaysia
D-index 53 Citations 20,324 133
619 World 401 National Steven J. Davis

Steven J. Davis

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 53 Citations 32,223 101
620 World 74 National Philip Arestis

Philip Arestis

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 53 Citations 12,390 413
621 World 402 National Jonathan D. Ostry

Jonathan D. Ostry

International Monetary Fund, United States
D-index 53 Citations 14,198 130
622 World 403 National Ronald I. McKinnon

Ronald I. McKinnon

Stanford University, United States
D-index 53 Citations 18,501 147
623 World 73 National Chris Brooks

Chris Brooks

University of Reading, United Kingdom
D-index 53 Citations 23,919 185
624 World 404 National Kevin M. Murphy

Kevin M. Murphy

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 53 Citations 49,253 91
625 World 24 National Friedrich A. von Hayek

Friedrich A. von Hayek

University of Freiburg, Germany
D-index 52 Citations 66,520 103
626 World 405 National Helen F. Ladd

Helen F. Ladd

Duke University, United States
D-index 52 Citations 11,320 104
627 World 75 National Simon Gächter

Simon Gächter

University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
D-index 52 Citations 33,289 89
628 World 76 National Andrew Harvey

Andrew Harvey

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 52 Citations 28,518 108
629 World 17 National Arnold Tukker

Arnold Tukker

Leiden University, Netherlands
D-index 52 Citations 15,395 161
630 World 406 National Harold Alderman

Harold Alderman

International Food Policy Research Institute, United States
D-index 52 Citations 14,483 111
631 World 407 National Paul W. Wilson

Paul W. Wilson

Clemson University, United States
D-index 52 Citations 20,668 90
632 World 408 National Peter Carr

Peter Carr

New York University, United States
D-index 52 Citations 19,759 119
633 World 409 National Raymond Fisman

Raymond Fisman

Boston University, United States
D-index 52 Citations 21,894 102
634 World 3 National Shunsuke Managi

Shunsuke Managi

Kyushu University, Japan
D-index 52 Citations 10,852 392
635 World 411 National T. N. Srinivasan

T. N. Srinivasan

Yale University, United States
D-index 52 Citations 17,784 154
636 World 410 National George A. Akerlof

George A. Akerlof

Georgetown University, United States
D-index 52 Citations 70,961 90
637 World 18 National Dick van Dijk

Dick van Dijk

Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
D-index 52 Citations 11,804 164
638 World 413 National Gilles Duranton

Gilles Duranton

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 52 Citations 24,739 100
639 World 412 National William L. Megginson

William L. Megginson

University of Oklahoma, United States
D-index 52 Citations 23,844 120
640 World 9 National Paul R. Masson

Paul R. Masson

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 52 Citations 11,123 177
641 World 13 National Jeong-Bon Kim

Jeong-Bon Kim

City University of Hong Kong, China
D-index 52 Citations 15,378 156
642 World 78 National Stephen G. Hall

Stephen G. Hall

University of Leicester, United Kingdom
D-index 52 Citations 9,900 266
643 World 77 National Sourafel Girma

Sourafel Girma

University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
D-index 52 Citations 11,153 117
644 World 414 National Mihir A. Desai

Mihir A. Desai

Harvard University, United States
D-index 52 Citations 20,655 120
645 World 416 National Mark E. Wohar

Mark E. Wohar

University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States
D-index 52 Citations 8,709 310
646 World 417 National Ali M. Kutan

Ali M. Kutan

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, United States
D-index 52 Citations 9,459 232
647 World 418 National Nouriel Roubini

Nouriel Roubini

New York University, United States
D-index 52 Citations 30,210 102
648 World 419 National Gregory F. Udell

Gregory F. Udell

Indiana University, United States
D-index 52 Citations 34,928 99
649 World 420 National Matthew D. Shapiro

Matthew D. Shapiro

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 52 Citations 17,502 100
650 World 421 National Alan V. Deardorff

Alan V. Deardorff

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
D-index 52 Citations 20,941 189
651 World 415 National Giovanni Dell'Ariccia

Giovanni Dell'Ariccia

International Monetary Fund, United States
D-index 52 Citations 19,831 99
652 World 422 National Stephen J. Brown

Stephen J. Brown

New York University, United States
D-index 51 Citations 31,864 110
653 World 423 National Nathan Rosenberg

Nathan Rosenberg

University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, United States
D-index 51 Citations 43,858 97
654 World 10 National Andrew E. Clark

Andrew E. Clark

Paris School of Economics, France
D-index 51 Citations 31,509 130
655 World 13 National Paul Embrechts

Paul Embrechts

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 51 Citations 38,617 108
656 World 19 National Jacques Mairesse

Jacques Mairesse

Maastricht University, Netherlands
D-index 51 Citations 27,337 145
657 World 424 National Roy Radner

Roy Radner

New York University, United States
D-index 51 Citations 9,756 101
658 World 425 National Larry G. Epstein

Larry G. Epstein

Boston University, United States
D-index 51 Citations 21,482 85
659 World 426 National Martin Shubik

Martin Shubik

Yale University, United States
D-index 51 Citations 17,071 353
660 World 427 National Shyam Sunder

Shyam Sunder

Yale University, United States
D-index 51 Citations 13,847 223
661 World 430 National Robert E. Evenson

Robert E. Evenson

Yale University, United States
D-index 51 Citations 10,028 138
662 World 428 National David Easley

David Easley

Cornell University, United States
D-index 51 Citations 29,868 102
663 World 25 National Kai A. Konrad

Kai A. Konrad

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 51 Citations 9,957 201
664 World 429 National Domenico Giannone

Domenico Giannone

Amazon (United States), United States
D-index 51 Citations 16,804 81
665 World 431 National Yuriy Gorodnichenko

Yuriy Gorodnichenko

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 51 Citations 17,728 125
666 World 10 National Thomas Lemieux

Thomas Lemieux

University of British Columbia, Canada
D-index 51 Citations 40,293 89
667 World 435 National Aart Kraay

Aart Kraay

World Bank, United States
D-index 51 Citations 70,686 91
668 World 26 National Dennis J. Snower

Dennis J. Snower

Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Germany
D-index 51 Citations 13,964 195
669 World 434 National George Psacharopoulos

George Psacharopoulos

Georgetown University, United States
D-index 51 Citations 18,764 151
670 World 433 National Ray Ball

Ray Ball

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 51 Citations 39,742 84
671 World 432 National Matthew Richardson

Matthew Richardson

New York University, United States
D-index 51 Citations 17,740 128
672 World 437 National Christian Leuz

Christian Leuz

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 51 Citations 41,055 74
673 World 14 National Philippe Bacchetta

Philippe Bacchetta

University of Lausanne, Switzerland
D-index 51 Citations 17,655 113
674 World 438 National Stephanie Schmitt-Grohé

Stephanie Schmitt-Grohé

Columbia University, United States
D-index 51 Citations 18,217 93
675 World 11 National Duc Khuong Nguyen

Duc Khuong Nguyen

IPAG Business School, France
D-index 51 Citations 10,299 165
676 World 436 National Branko Milanovic

Branko Milanovic

City University of New York, United States
D-index 51 Citations 20,663 169
677 World 80 National Michael P. Clements

Michael P. Clements

University of Reading, United Kingdom
D-index 51 Citations 12,211 129
678 World 79 National José-Luis Peydró

José-Luis Peydró

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
D-index 51 Citations 12,360 122
679 World 439 National Peter Howitt

Peter Howitt

Brown University, United States
D-index 51 Citations 76,003 121
680 World 440 National Roberto Rigobon

Roberto Rigobon

MIT, United States
D-index 51 Citations 22,833 98
681 World 441 National Erik Hurst

Erik Hurst

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 51 Citations 17,593 86
682 World 442 National Terry J. Shevlin

Terry J. Shevlin

University of California, Irvine, United States
D-index 51 Citations 17,513 102
683 World 443 National Douglas J. Skinner

Douglas J. Skinner

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 51 Citations 31,424 82
684 World 444 National Bengt Holmstrom

Bengt Holmstrom

MIT, United States
D-index 51 Citations 65,339 68
685 World 20 National Jere R. Francis

Jere R. Francis

Maastricht University, Netherlands
D-index 51 Citations 28,711 80
686 World 11 National Apostolos Serletis

Apostolos Serletis

University of Calgary, Canada
D-index 51 Citations 8,124 258
687 World 445 National David Dollar

David Dollar

Brookings Institution, United States
D-index 51 Citations 42,542 87
688 World 81 National Richard Layard

Richard Layard

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
D-index 50 Citations 26,221 147
689 World 82 National David Blake

David Blake

City, University of London, United Kingdom
D-index 50 Citations 10,554 195
690 World 446 National Shmuel S. Oren

Shmuel S. Oren

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 50 Citations 8,975 133
691 World 447 National Paul Glewwe

Paul Glewwe

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 50 Citations 14,825 126
692 World 20 National R. Quentin Grafton

R. Quentin Grafton

Australian National University, Australia
D-index 50 Citations 8,022 247
693 World 2 National Timo Teräsvirta

Timo Teräsvirta

Aarhus University, Denmark
D-index 50 Citations 22,027 119
694 World 12 National Roy Brouwer

Roy Brouwer

University of Waterloo, Canada
D-index 50 Citations 9,288 177
695 World 17 National Massimo G. Colombo

Massimo G. Colombo

Politecnico di Milano, Italy
D-index 50 Citations 14,490 124
696 World 448 National Ariel Pakes

Ariel Pakes

Harvard University, United States
D-index 50 Citations 51,761 94
697 World 83 National Paul Gregg

Paul Gregg

University of Bath, United Kingdom
D-index 50 Citations 9,397 149
698 World 4 National Mathias Dewatripont

Mathias Dewatripont

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
D-index 50 Citations 23,599 123
699 World 2 National Kjell G. Salvanes

Kjell G. Salvanes

Norwegian School of Economics, Norway
D-index 50 Citations 14,435 111
700 World 449 National Herman E. Daly

Herman E. Daly

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 50 Citations 36,704 121

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