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
801 World 517 National Kevin J. Boyle

Kevin J. Boyle

Virginia Tech, United States
D-index 47 Citations 10,684 112
802 World 518 National Mohsin S. Khan

Mohsin S. Khan

Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives, United States
D-index 47 Citations 12,099 118
803 World 4 National Andreu Mas-Colell

Andreu Mas-Colell

Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
D-index 47 Citations 11,116 95
804 World 520 National Edward E. Leamer

Edward E. Leamer

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 47 Citations 22,966 106
805 World 519 National Marc Nerlove

Marc Nerlove

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 47 Citations 12,564 113
806 World 91 National Raphael Kaplinsky

Raphael Kaplinsky

University of Sussex, United Kingdom
D-index 47 Citations 12,138 150
807 World 92 National Mary C. Daly

Mary C. Daly

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 47 Citations 10,798 127
808 World 521 National Kenneth A. Small

Kenneth A. Small

University of California, Irvine, United States
D-index 47 Citations 22,174 88
809 World 93 National Vivien Beattie

Vivien Beattie

Lancaster University, United Kingdom
D-index 47 Citations 8,383 92
810 World 522 National Patrick Bajari

Patrick Bajari

University of Washington, United States
D-index 47 Citations 12,816 80
811 World 523 National William Thomson

William Thomson

University of Rochester, United States
D-index 47 Citations 6,872 107
812 World 14 National Thierry Verdier

Thierry Verdier

Paris School of Economics, France
D-index 47 Citations 16,402 156
813 World 524 National Robert Haveman

Robert Haveman

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 47 Citations 12,971 175
814 World 525 National Thomas F. Rutherford

Thomas F. Rutherford

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 47 Citations 10,400 128
815 World 526 National Shivaram Rajgopal

Shivaram Rajgopal

Columbia University, United States
D-index 47 Citations 24,186 95
816 World 29 National Joachim Schleich

Joachim Schleich

Fraunhofer Society, Germany
D-index 47 Citations 8,637 161
817 World 527 National Dirk Krueger

Dirk Krueger

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 47 Citations 13,645 102
818 World 1 National Jong-Wha Lee

Jong-Wha Lee

Korea University, South Korea
D-index 47 Citations 51,429 139
819 World 532 National Varadarajan V. Chari

Varadarajan V. Chari

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, United States
D-index 47 Citations 16,952 107
820 World 95 National Paul Klemperer

Paul Klemperer

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 47 Citations 29,095 80
821 World 5 National Frédéric Docquier

Frédéric Docquier

Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
D-index 47 Citations 16,953 135
822 World 96 National Hélène Rey

Hélène Rey

London Business School, United Kingdom
D-index 47 Citations 23,882 82
823 World 94 National Jozef Konings

Jozef Konings

University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
D-index 47 Citations 11,616 150
824 World 529 National G. Andrew Karolyi

G. Andrew Karolyi

Cornell University, United States
D-index 47 Citations 22,597 74
825 World 531 National Mark J. Flannery

Mark J. Flannery

University of Florida, United States
D-index 47 Citations 20,905 101
826 World 530 National Linda S. Goldberg

Linda S. Goldberg

Federal Reserve Bank of New York, United States
D-index 47 Citations 17,168 128
827 World 535 National Neil Wallace

Neil Wallace

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 47 Citations 17,935 128
828 World 528 National Jeremy Greenwood

Jeremy Greenwood

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 47 Citations 23,483 89
829 World 536 National Davide Furceri

Davide Furceri

International Monetary Fund, United States
D-index 47 Citations 9,252 172
830 World 6 National Magnus Henrekson

Magnus Henrekson

Research Institute of Industrial Economics, Sweden
D-index 47 Citations 13,119 130
831 World 533 National Sanford J. Grossman

Sanford J. Grossman

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 47 Citations 56,537 65
832 World 534 National Ellen R. McGrattan

Ellen R. McGrattan

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 47 Citations 14,702 109
833 World 19 National Franco Malerba

Franco Malerba

Bocconi University, Italy
D-index 46 Citations 18,007 107
834 World 537 National Ashok K. Mishra

Ashok K. Mishra

Arizona State University, United States
D-index 46 Citations 7,365 250
835 World 538 National Gordon Tullock

Gordon Tullock

George Mason University, United States
D-index 46 Citations 27,728 180
836 World 539 National Kenneth Train

Kenneth Train

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 46 Citations 39,280 83
837 World 540 National Anna Alberini

Anna Alberini

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
D-index 46 Citations 8,572 125
838 World 541 National Howard Rosenthal

Howard Rosenthal

New York University, United States
D-index 46 Citations 20,624 105
839 World 542 National John T. Addison

John T. Addison

University of South Carolina, United States
D-index 46 Citations 9,821 245
840 World 97 National George W. Evans

George W. Evans

University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
D-index 46 Citations 10,201 114
841 World 15 National Peng Zhou

Peng Zhou

China University of Petroleum, Beijing, China
D-index 46 Citations 10,213 107
842 World 543 National Harald Uhlig

Harald Uhlig

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 46 Citations 15,589 130
843 World 16 National Lawrence J. Lau

Lawrence J. Lau

Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
D-index 46 Citations 18,785 115
844 World 544 National Simon P. Anderson

Simon P. Anderson

University of Virginia, United States
D-index 46 Citations 12,675 121
845 World 98 National Ben Fine

Ben Fine

School of Oriental and African Studies, United Kingdom
D-index 46 Citations 14,967 262
846 World 20 National Massimiliano Mazzanti

Massimiliano Mazzanti

University of Ferrara, Italy
D-index 46 Citations 7,257 164
847 World 6 National Michel Denuit

Michel Denuit

Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
D-index 46 Citations 11,351 199
848 World 545 National Frank Schorfheide

Frank Schorfheide

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 46 Citations 13,629 92
849 World 19 National Eric Strobl

Eric Strobl

University of Bern, Switzerland
D-index 46 Citations 12,395 136
850 World 23 National Jacob K. Goeree

Jacob K. Goeree

UNSW Sydney, Australia
D-index 46 Citations 8,908 113
851 World 20 National Ugo Panizza

Ugo Panizza

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland
D-index 46 Citations 13,827 118
852 World 546 National Philip G. Pardey

Philip G. Pardey

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 46 Citations 9,122 202
853 World 24 National Mark McGillivray

Mark McGillivray

Deakin University, Australia
D-index 46 Citations 6,890 115
854 World 3 National John Gibson

John Gibson

University of Waikato, New Zealand
D-index 46 Citations 8,678 260
855 World 30 National Lars P. Feld

Lars P. Feld

Walter Eucken Institut, Germany
D-index 46 Citations 14,349 187
856 World 2 National Patrick Honohan

Patrick Honohan

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
D-index 46 Citations 11,509 198
857 World 547 National Martin J. Conyon

Martin J. Conyon

Bentley University, United States
D-index 46 Citations 12,280 107
858 World 548 National Fabrizio Zilibotti

Fabrizio Zilibotti

Yale University, United States
D-index 46 Citations 16,639 87
859 World 8 National Shlomo Yitzhaki

Shlomo Yitzhaki

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
D-index 46 Citations 15,657 148
860 World 25 National Prema-chandra Athukorala

Prema-chandra Athukorala

Australian National University, Australia
D-index 46 Citations 7,895 195
861 World 4 National Rudolf Winter-Ebmer

Rudolf Winter-Ebmer

Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria
D-index 46 Citations 9,209 123
862 World 22 National Bert Scholtens

Bert Scholtens

University of Groningen, Netherlands
D-index 46 Citations 9,626 162
863 World 550 National Krishna G. Palepu

Krishna G. Palepu

Harvard University, United States
D-index 46 Citations 44,404 100
864 World 551 National Thomas Philippon

Thomas Philippon

New York University, United States
D-index 46 Citations 15,492 110
865 World 553 National William H. Beaver

William H. Beaver

Stanford University, United States
D-index 46 Citations 25,573 70
866 World 554 National José-Víctor Ríos-Rull

José-Víctor Ríos-Rull

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 46 Citations 13,425 93
867 World 555 National Emmanuel Farhi

Emmanuel Farhi

Harvard University, United States
D-index 46 Citations 15,406 94
868 World 99 National Beata Smarzynska Javorcik

Beata Smarzynska Javorcik

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 46 Citations 16,691 102
869 World 552 National Florencio Lopez de Silanes

Florencio Lopez de Silanes

National Bureau of Economic Research, United States
D-index 46 Citations 43,676 71
870 World 100 National John Knight

John Knight

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 46 Citations 8,890 114
871 World 31 National Lukas Menkhoff

Lukas Menkhoff

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
D-index 46 Citations 9,117 153
872 World 556 National David H. Romer

David H. Romer

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 46 Citations 49,482 75
873 World 549 National Andrew Ang

Andrew Ang

BlackRock (United States), United States
D-index 46 Citations 32,923 94
874 World 21 National Marcelo Olarreaga

Marcelo Olarreaga

University of Geneva, Switzerland
D-index 46 Citations 10,206 170
875 World 557 National Subhrendu K. Pattanayak

Subhrendu K. Pattanayak

Duke University, United States
D-index 45 Citations 11,691 106
876 World 558 National William N. Evans

William N. Evans

University of Notre Dame, United States
D-index 45 Citations 14,579 69
877 World 7 National Ulf-G. Gerdtham

Ulf-G. Gerdtham

Lund University, Sweden
D-index 45 Citations 10,991 88
878 World 32 National Helmut Lütkepohl

Helmut Lütkepohl

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
D-index 45 Citations 11,659 124
879 World 559 National Barbara L. Wolfe

Barbara L. Wolfe

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 45 Citations 12,830 118
880 World 9 National Yoram Weiss

Yoram Weiss

Tel Aviv University, Israel
D-index 45 Citations 11,194 106
881 World 560 National Lloyd S. Shapley

Lloyd S. Shapley

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
D-index 45 Citations 39,408 88
882 World 561 National Paul J. Ferraro

Paul J. Ferraro

Johns Hopkins University, United States
D-index 45 Citations 14,539 86
883 World 101 National Anthony J. Culyer

Anthony J. Culyer

University of York, United Kingdom
D-index 45 Citations 11,047 177
884 World 562 National John Morgan

John Morgan

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 45 Citations 10,571 121
885 World 563 National Kenneth Button

Kenneth Button

George Mason University, United States
D-index 45 Citations 7,742 239
886 World 565 National William R. Kerr

William R. Kerr

Harvard University, United States
D-index 45 Citations 17,142 105
887 World 7 National Dirk Czarnitzki

Dirk Czarnitzki

KU Leuven, Belgium
D-index 45 Citations 10,034 112
888 World 564 National William A. Barnett

William A. Barnett

University of Kansas, United States
D-index 45 Citations 8,384 197
889 World 566 National Patricia M. Danzon

Patricia M. Danzon

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 45 Citations 8,839 112
890 World 4 National Mika Goto

Mika Goto

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
D-index 45 Citations 5,879 76
891 World 8 National Antonio Estache

Antonio Estache

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
D-index 45 Citations 9,499 207
892 World 567 National Rebecca M. Blank

Rebecca M. Blank

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 45 Citations 14,039 77
893 World 2 National Kevin H. O'Rourke

Kevin H. O'Rourke

New York University Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
D-index 45 Citations 15,705 142
894 World 568 National T. Paul Schultz

T. Paul Schultz

Yale University, United States
D-index 45 Citations 11,967 95
895 World 33 National Werner Güth

Werner Güth

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 45 Citations 15,679 377
896 World 570 National Emmanuel Skoufias

Emmanuel Skoufias

World Bank, United States
D-index 45 Citations 13,158 105
897 World 571 National John Yinger

John Yinger

Syracuse University, United States
D-index 45 Citations 8,870 95
898 World 22 National Josef Zweimüller

Josef Zweimüller

University of Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 45 Citations 8,776 112
899 World 569 National George G. Kaufman

George G. Kaufman

Loyola University Chicago, United States
D-index 45 Citations 7,851 192
900 World 34 National Michael Ehrmann

Michael Ehrmann

European Central Bank, Germany
D-index 45 Citations 13,274 71

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