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
701 World 450 National Arthur Lewbel

Arthur Lewbel

Boston College, United States
D-index 50 Citations 11,694 102
702 World 84 National Kevin Keasey

Kevin Keasey

University of Leeds, United Kingdom
D-index 50 Citations 9,410 143
703 World 451 National Jesús Fernández-Villaverde

Jesús Fernández-Villaverde

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 50 Citations 14,723 101
704 World 453 National Robert M. Townsend

Robert M. Townsend

MIT, United States
D-index 50 Citations 21,168 140
705 World 454 National Brigitte C. Madrian

Brigitte C. Madrian

Brigham Young University, United States
D-index 50 Citations 22,140 93
706 World 452 National David P. Baron

David P. Baron

Stanford University, United States
D-index 50 Citations 19,943 89
707 World 455 National Susan Rose-Ackerman

Susan Rose-Ackerman

Yale University, United States
D-index 50 Citations 23,488 124
708 World 13 National Richard M. Bird

Richard M. Bird

University of Toronto, Canada
D-index 50 Citations 11,485 293
709 World 457 National Ann E. Harrison

Ann E. Harrison

National Bureau of Economic Research, United States
D-index 50 Citations 31,088 89
710 World 458 National Gary S. Fields

Gary S. Fields

Cornell University, United States
D-index 50 Citations 13,184 184
711 World 4 National Alexander Ljungqvist

Alexander Ljungqvist

Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
D-index 50 Citations 20,744 91
712 World 15 National Joseph Francois

Joseph Francois

University of Bern, Switzerland
D-index 50 Citations 12,161 239
713 World 459 National Philippe Jorion

Philippe Jorion

University of California, Irvine, United States
D-index 50 Citations 27,141 81
714 World 460 National Wayne E. Ferson

Wayne E. Ferson

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 50 Citations 18,658 93
715 World 461 National Jonathan Morduch

Jonathan Morduch

New York University, United States
D-index 50 Citations 33,453 100
716 World 462 National Richard G. Sloan

Richard G. Sloan

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 50 Citations 54,433 87
717 World 463 National Ronald W. Jones

Ronald W. Jones

University of Rochester, United States
D-index 50 Citations 13,488 146
718 World 456 National Turan G. Bali

Turan G. Bali

Georgetown University, United States
D-index 50 Citations 11,516 126
719 World 464 National Luis Servén

Luis Servén

World Bank, United States
D-index 50 Citations 14,237 113
720 World 465 National Per Krusell

Per Krusell

Center for Economic and Policy Research, United States
D-index 50 Citations 18,167 123
721 World 3 National Martin Browning

Martin Browning

University of Copenhagen, Denmark
D-index 50 Citations 20,393 119
722 World 85 National Jenifer Piesse

Jenifer Piesse

Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
D-index 50 Citations 10,077 167
723 World 466 National Jens Ludwig

Jens Ludwig

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 49 Citations 14,308 92
724 World 14 National Wiktor L. Adamowicz

Wiktor L. Adamowicz

University of Alberta, Canada
D-index 49 Citations 19,353 202
725 World 467 National John M. Antle

John M. Antle

Oregon State University, United States
D-index 49 Citations 10,629 122
726 World 468 National Walter Enders

Walter Enders

University of Alabama, United States
D-index 49 Citations 32,922 106
727 World 12 National Christian Gourieroux

Christian Gourieroux

Federal University of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées, France
D-index 49 Citations 13,163 184
728 World 470 National J. Edward Taylor

J. Edward Taylor

University of California, Davis, United States
D-index 49 Citations 23,185 135
729 World 86 National Brian Nolan

Brian Nolan

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 49 Citations 13,055 236
730 World 469 National Sergey Paltsev

Sergey Paltsev

MIT, United States
D-index 49 Citations 7,816 137
731 World 3 National Dennis C. Mueller

Dennis C. Mueller

University of Vienna, Austria
D-index 49 Citations 16,027 128
732 World 472 National Joseph G. Altonji

Joseph G. Altonji

Yale University, United States
D-index 49 Citations 30,539 81
733 World 473 National Lawrence J. White

Lawrence J. White

New York University, United States
D-index 49 Citations 12,614 215
734 World 471 National Boyan Jovanovic

Boyan Jovanovic

New York University, United States
D-index 49 Citations 40,479 113
735 World 3 National Juan J. Dolado

Juan J. Dolado

Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Spain
D-index 49 Citations 23,395 134
736 World 474 National Burton A. Weisbrod

Burton A. Weisbrod

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 49 Citations 12,645 127
737 World 476 National Daniel P. McMillen

Daniel P. McMillen

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 49 Citations 8,422 101
738 World 475 National Enrico Moretti

Enrico Moretti

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 49 Citations 29,866 80
739 World 87 National Graham Loomes

Graham Loomes

University of Warwick, United Kingdom
D-index 49 Citations 20,243 109
740 World 478 National Michael Keen

Michael Keen

International Monetary Fund, United States
D-index 49 Citations 9,903 122
741 World 1 National Philip Molyneux

Philip Molyneux

University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
D-index 49 Citations 20,035 158
742 World 4 National Lasse Heje Pedersen

Lasse Heje Pedersen

Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
D-index 49 Citations 45,131 69
743 World 88 National Oliver Morrissey

Oliver Morrissey

University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
D-index 49 Citations 7,755 163
744 World 27 National Harry J. Holzer

Harry J. Holzer

Institute for the Study of Labor, Germany
D-index 49 Citations 11,955 114
745 World 3 National Sumit Agarwal

Sumit Agarwal

National University of Singapore, Singapore
D-index 49 Citations 11,217 190
746 World 16 National Leonardo Gambacorta

Leonardo Gambacorta

Bank for International Settlements, Switzerland
D-index 49 Citations 15,735 133
747 World 477 National Robert E. Whaley

Robert E. Whaley

Vanderbilt University, United States
D-index 49 Citations 19,806 78
748 World 479 National Thomas G. McGuire

Thomas G. McGuire

Harvard University, United States
D-index 48 Citations 8,673 148
749 World 6 National David Schmeidler

David Schmeidler

Tel Aviv University, Israel
D-index 48 Citations 30,147 119
750 World 480 National Pablo T. Spiller

Pablo T. Spiller

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 48 Citations 11,163 103
751 World 17 National Alois Stutzer

Alois Stutzer

University of Basel, Switzerland
D-index 48 Citations 25,708 110
752 World 481 National Kenneth I. Wolpin

Kenneth I. Wolpin

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 48 Citations 18,988 73
753 World 482 National Richard N. Cooper

Richard N. Cooper

Harvard University, United States
D-index 48 Citations 17,221 136
754 World 483 National Adam Rose

Adam Rose

University of Southern California, United States
D-index 48 Citations 10,442 172
755 World 21 National C. A. Knox Lovell

C. A. Knox Lovell

University of Queensland, Australia
D-index 48 Citations 26,399 122
756 World 484 National Jean C. Bedard

Jean C. Bedard

Bentley University, United States
D-index 48 Citations 10,657 120
757 World 485 National John Pender

John Pender

United States Department of Agriculture, United States
D-index 48 Citations 8,075 89
758 World 486 National Bruce D. Meyer

Bruce D. Meyer

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 48 Citations 23,196 90
759 World 487 National David Popp

David Popp

Syracuse University, United States
D-index 48 Citations 16,499 87
760 World 1 National Rafał Weron

Rafał Weron

Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland
D-index 48 Citations 10,527 145
761 World 18 National Charles Wyplosz

Charles Wyplosz

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland
D-index 48 Citations 23,146 152
762 World 22 National Heinz Schandl

Heinz Schandl

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia
D-index 48 Citations 9,023 106
763 World 18 National Tito Boeri

Tito Boeri

Bocconi University, Italy
D-index 48 Citations 11,930 138
764 World 492 National David A. Hsieh

David A. Hsieh

Duke University, United States
D-index 48 Citations 20,047 72
765 World 13 National Philippe Martin

Philippe Martin

Sciences Po, France
D-index 48 Citations 21,735 91
766 World 21 National Peter Lanjouw

Peter Lanjouw

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
D-index 48 Citations 11,434 110
767 World 491 National Russell Cooper

Russell Cooper

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 48 Citations 14,760 152
768 World 490 National William F. Maloney

William F. Maloney

World Bank, United States
D-index 48 Citations 13,951 145
769 World 488 National Daniel Friedman

Daniel Friedman

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
D-index 48 Citations 11,364 118
770 World 489 National Geoffrey J. D. Hewings

Geoffrey J. D. Hewings

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 48 Citations 7,629 275
771 World 500 National Jianjun Miao

Jianjun Miao

Boston University, United States
D-index 48 Citations 8,048 128
772 World 28 National Christoph Böhringer

Christoph Böhringer

Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany
D-index 48 Citations 9,029 184
773 World 497 National Kose John

Kose John

New York University, United States
D-index 48 Citations 19,526 148
774 World 496 National Martin Lettau

Martin Lettau

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 48 Citations 23,921 88
775 World 495 National John C. Beghin

John C. Beghin

University of Nebraska–Lincoln, United States
D-index 48 Citations 7,380 196
776 World 501 National Barry T. Hirsch

Barry T. Hirsch

Georgia State University, United States
D-index 48 Citations 8,979 112
777 World 499 National Robert F. Stambaugh

Robert F. Stambaugh

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 48 Citations 32,694 68
778 World 498 National Kannan Raghunandan

Kannan Raghunandan

Florida International University, United States
D-index 48 Citations 13,641 81
779 World 502 National Carlos A. Vegh

Carlos A. Vegh

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 48 Citations 17,793 109
780 World 503 National Sydney C. Ludvigson

Sydney C. Ludvigson

New York University, United States
D-index 48 Citations 20,040 78
781 World 504 National Paul Wachtel

Paul Wachtel

New York University, United States
D-index 48 Citations 13,903 99
782 World 493 National Vito Tanzi

Vito Tanzi

United Way, United States
D-index 48 Citations 15,661 172
783 World 494 National John McMillan

John McMillan

Stanford University, United States
D-index 48 Citations 28,360 85
784 World 14 National Roni Michaely

Roni Michaely

University of Hong Kong, China
D-index 48 Citations 26,187 105
785 World 505 National Christopher J. Ruhm

Christopher J. Ruhm

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 47 Citations 15,515 108
786 World 506 National Arnold Zellner

Arnold Zellner

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 47 Citations 13,924 122
787 World 507 National Susan Athey

Susan Athey

Stanford University, United States
D-index 47 Citations 15,526 72
788 World 508 National Sidney G. Winter

Sidney G. Winter

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 47 Citations 64,340 77
789 World 7 National Robert J. Aumann

Robert J. Aumann

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
D-index 47 Citations 25,123 83
790 World 510 National Leon Clarke

Leon Clarke

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 47 Citations 6,475 114
791 World 509 National Catherine C. Eckel

Catherine C. Eckel

Texas A&M University, United States
D-index 47 Citations 12,070 113
792 World 511 National Maureen L. Cropper

Maureen L. Cropper

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 47 Citations 18,595 117
793 World 512 National Steven J. Brams

Steven J. Brams

New York University, United States
D-index 47 Citations 11,817 200
794 World 89 National Stephen F. Witt

Stephen F. Witt

University of Surrey, United Kingdom
D-index 47 Citations 10,582 105
795 World 513 National Scott Barrett

Scott Barrett

Columbia University, United States
D-index 47 Citations 15,532 92
796 World 5 National Fredrik Carlsson

Fredrik Carlsson

University of Gothenburg, Sweden
D-index 47 Citations 9,965 127
797 World 90 National Timothy J. Hatton

Timothy J. Hatton

University of Essex, United Kingdom
D-index 47 Citations 11,865 137
798 World 515 National Robert D. Tollison

Robert D. Tollison

Clemson University, United States
D-index 47 Citations 11,196 218
799 World 514 National Peter Cramton

Peter Cramton

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 47 Citations 12,357 152
800 World 516 National Robert W. Fairlie

Robert W. Fairlie

University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
D-index 47 Citations 13,073 124

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