Top Law and Political Science Scientists in United States

This 1st edition of top scientists ranking for Law and Political science was published by Research.com, one of the major websites for Law and Political science research offering credible data on scientific contributions since 2014.

The ranking contains h-index, publications and citations values collected on December 6th, 2021. Show more

Our top scientists ranking is a reliable list of leading scientists from the area of Law and Political science, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Law and Political science, over 3,028 profiles were examined.

The h-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered is set to 20 if most of their publications are in the field of Law and Political science. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the discipline h-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The discipline h-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.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking whilst without doubt we believe that numbers are never meant to be an obsolete measure to quantify the precious 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 h-index using data compiled 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
H-index
Citations
Publications
1 World 1 National Cass R. Sunstein

Cass R. Sunstein

Harvard University, United States
H-index 114 Citations 83,144 431
2 World 2 National Elinor Ostrom

Elinor Ostrom

Indiana University, United States
H-index 110 Citations 155,432 267
3 World 3 National Alberto Alesina

Alberto Alesina

Harvard University, United States
H-index 105 Citations 109,657 207
4 World 4 National Dani Rodrik

Dani Rodrik

Harvard University, United States
H-index 95 Citations 83,717 179
6 World 5 National Todd Sandler

Todd Sandler

The University of Texas at Dallas, United States
H-index 91 Citations 38,274 267
7 World 6 National Alejandro Portes

Alejandro Portes

University of Miami, United States
H-index 90 Citations 106,385 197
8 World 7 National Pippa Norris

Pippa Norris

Harvard University, United States
H-index 89 Citations 83,052 317
9 World 8 National Richard A. Posner

Richard A. Posner

University of Chicago, United States
H-index 88 Citations 77,392 355
10 World 9 National Kenneth J. Meier

Kenneth J. Meier

American University, United States
H-index 81 Citations 23,720 259
16 World 10 National Barry R. Weingast

Barry R. Weingast

Stanford University, United States
H-index 73 Citations 60,944 167
17 World 11 National Lawrence O. Gostin

Lawrence O. Gostin

Georgetown University, United States
H-index 72 Citations 19,352 496
18 World 12 National Eric A. Posner

Eric A. Posner

University of Chicago, United States
H-index 72 Citations 22,167 203
19 World 13 National Philip E. Tetlock

Philip E. Tetlock

University of Pennsylvania, United States
H-index 71 Citations 35,670 131
20 World 14 National Ronald Inglehart

Ronald Inglehart

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
H-index 71 Citations 118,489 197
21 World 15 National John Hagan

John Hagan

American Bar Foundation, United States
H-index 70 Citations 17,700 201
22 World 16 National Charles Tilly

Charles Tilly

Columbia University, United States
H-index 70 Citations 41,895 183
23 World 17 National Robert O. Keohane

Robert O. Keohane

Princeton University, United States
H-index 70 Citations 84,952 165
25 World 18 National John Monahan

John Monahan

University of Virginia, United States
H-index 69 Citations 20,631 155
27 World 19 National David Weisburd

David Weisburd

George Mason University, United States
H-index 68 Citations 19,646 217
30 World 20 National James A. Robinson

James A. Robinson

University of Chicago, United States
H-index 67 Citations 101,697 155
32 World 21 National B. Guy Peters

B. Guy Peters

University of Pittsburgh, United States
H-index 67 Citations 34,385 247
34 World 22 National Seymour Martin Lipset

Seymour Martin Lipset

George Mason University, United States
H-index 65 Citations 55,884 190
35 World 23 National James L. Gibson

James L. Gibson

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
H-index 65 Citations 15,720 151
36 World 24 National Barry R. Chiswick

Barry R. Chiswick

George Washington University, United States
H-index 65 Citations 22,356 179
40 World 25 National Russell J. Dalton

Russell J. Dalton

University of California, Irvine, United States
H-index 64 Citations 33,227 140
43 World 26 National Gary Marks

Gary Marks

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
H-index 63 Citations 37,353 118
44 World 27 National Steven Shavell

Steven Shavell

Harvard University, United States
H-index 62 Citations 19,244 150
45 World 28 National Richard G. Niemi

Richard G. Niemi

University of Rochester, United States
H-index 62 Citations 19,690 153
46 World 29 National Joseph S. Nye

Joseph S. Nye

Harvard University, United States
H-index 61 Citations 68,610 165
47 World 30 National Theda Skocpol

Theda Skocpol

Harvard University, United States
H-index 61 Citations 38,451 174
49 World 31 National Stephan Haggard

Stephan Haggard

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 60 Citations 24,717 142
50 World 32 National Philip Pettit

Philip Pettit

Princeton University, United States
H-index 59 Citations 22,241 147
51 World 33 National Lucian Arye Bebchuk

Lucian Arye Bebchuk

Harvard University, United States
H-index 59 Citations 37,798 142
54 World 34 National Richard A. Epstein

Richard A. Epstein

New York University, United States
H-index 59 Citations 12,385 398
55 World 35 National Barry Bozeman

Barry Bozeman

Arizona State University, United States
H-index 58 Citations 18,182 149
56 World 36 National Anthony A. Braga

Anthony A. Braga

Northeastern University, United States
H-index 58 Citations 13,423 137
59 World 37 National Larry Diamond

Larry Diamond

Stanford University, United States
H-index 58 Citations 30,163 196
61 World 39 National Saskia Sassen

Saskia Sassen

Columbia University, United States
H-index 57 Citations 27,947 124
62 World 38 National Michael S. Lewis-Beck

Michael S. Lewis-Beck

University of Iowa, United States
H-index 57 Citations 14,660 210
63 World 40 National Michelle M. Mello

Michelle M. Mello

Stanford University, United States
H-index 57 Citations 10,845 157
65 World 41 National Gary W. Cox

Gary W. Cox

Stanford University, United States
H-index 57 Citations 27,254 111
66 World 42 National Liesbet Hooghe

Liesbet Hooghe

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
H-index 57 Citations 33,777 109
68 World 43 National Jeffrey Fagan

Jeffrey Fagan

Columbia University, United States
H-index 56 Citations 12,631 119
70 World 44 National Oran R. Young

Oran R. Young

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
H-index 56 Citations 18,619 144
71 World 45 National James M. Snyder

James M. Snyder

Harvard University, United States
H-index 55 Citations 15,041 125
72 World 46 National Sheila Jasanoff

Sheila Jasanoff

Harvard University, United States
H-index 55 Citations 19,632 130
74 World 47 National G. John Ikenberry

G. John Ikenberry

Princeton University, United States
H-index 55 Citations 14,893 156
75 World 48 National Bernard Grofman

Bernard Grofman

University of California, Irvine, United States
H-index 54 Citations 9,698 224
77 World 49 National Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

New York University, United States
H-index 54 Citations 28,834 116
78 World 51 National James N. Druckman

James N. Druckman

Northwestern University, United States
H-index 54 Citations 20,088 133
79 World 50 National Donald P. Moynihan

Donald P. Moynihan

Georgetown University, United States
H-index 54 Citations 13,589 122
81 World 52 National Aseem Prakash

Aseem Prakash

University of Washington, United States
H-index 54 Citations 11,503 125
87 World 53 National Laurence J. O'Toole

Laurence J. O'Toole

University of Georgia, United States
H-index 53 Citations 15,114 123
88 World 54 National Gérard Roland

Gérard Roland

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 53 Citations 22,584 108
89 World 55 National Ruth V. Aguilera

Ruth V. Aguilera

Northeastern University, United States
H-index 53 Citations 22,500 132
93 World 57 National Shanto Iyengar

Shanto Iyengar

Stanford University, United States
H-index 52 Citations 36,181 111
94 World 58 National George J. Annas

George J. Annas

Boston University, United States
H-index 52 Citations 8,767 323
95 World 56 National Bruce Russett

Bruce Russett

Yale University, United States
H-index 52 Citations 21,216 135
96 World 59 National Kathleen Thelen

Kathleen Thelen

MIT, United States
H-index 52 Citations 58,963 82
97 World 60 National Bernard S. Black

Bernard S. Black

Northwestern University, United States
H-index 51 Citations 24,467 138
98 World 61 National Daniel P. Mears

Daniel P. Mears

Florida State University, United States
H-index 51 Citations 6,608 124
99 World 63 National David Lowery

David Lowery

Pennsylvania State University, United States
H-index 51 Citations 8,472 128
100 World 62 National Lee Sigelman

Lee Sigelman

George Washington University, United States
H-index 51 Citations 9,389 156
102 World 64 National M. Kent Jennings

M. Kent Jennings

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
H-index 51 Citations 17,574 87
104 World 65 National Frank R. Baumgartner

Frank R. Baumgartner

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
H-index 51 Citations 30,322 125
106 World 66 National Mark A. Lemley

Mark A. Lemley

Stanford University, United States
H-index 51 Citations 18,573 168
107 World 67 National Amitai Etzioni

Amitai Etzioni

George Washington University, United States
H-index 50 Citations 16,654 304
109 World 68 National Michael Laver

Michael Laver

New York University, United States
H-index 50 Citations 20,893 150
110 World 69 National Richard D. Alba

Richard D. Alba

City University of New York, United States
H-index 50 Citations 27,468 104
112 World 70 National Francis Fukuyama

Francis Fukuyama

Stanford University, United States
H-index 50 Citations 84,441 141
113 World 71 National W. Lance Bennett

W. Lance Bennett

University of Washington, United States
H-index 50 Citations 25,950 89
116 World 72 National Vivien A. Schmidt

Vivien A. Schmidt

Boston University, United States
H-index 50 Citations 19,697 128
117 World 73 National Peter Reuter

Peter Reuter

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
H-index 49 Citations 10,596 164
118 World 74 National Thomas Pogge

Thomas Pogge

Yale University, United States
H-index 49 Citations 17,104 132
120 World 75 National Helmut K. Anheier

Helmut K. Anheier

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 48 Citations 16,074 159
122 World 76 National Amitav Acharya

Amitav Acharya

American University, United States
H-index 48 Citations 15,647 132
123 World 78 National Clyde Wilcox

Clyde Wilcox

Georgetown University, United States
H-index 48 Citations 8,997 156
124 World 77 National Cassia Spohn

Cassia Spohn

Arizona State University, United States
H-index 48 Citations 8,945 104
125 World 79 National Mathew D. McCubbins

Mathew D. McCubbins

Duke University, United States
H-index 48 Citations 29,152 119
127 World 80 National David M. Studdert

David M. Studdert

Stanford University, United States
H-index 47 Citations 12,885 168
128 World 81 National Robert D. Putnam

Robert D. Putnam

Harvard University, United States
H-index 47 Citations 170,747 105
130 World 82 National Sidney Verba

Sidney Verba

Harvard University, United States
H-index 47 Citations 86,122 128
132 World 83 National Samuel P. Huntington

Samuel P. Huntington

Harvard University, United States
H-index 47 Citations 39,755 88
133 World 85 National Helen V. Milner

Helen V. Milner

Princeton University, United States
H-index 47 Citations 21,825 103
135 World 84 National Tom Ginsburg

Tom Ginsburg

University of Chicago, United States
H-index 47 Citations 10,147 213
136 World 86 National Bonnie S. Fisher

Bonnie S. Fisher

University of Cincinnati, United States
H-index 46 Citations 14,008 122
137 World 87 National Nancy Birdsall

Nancy Birdsall

Center for Global Development, United States
H-index 46 Citations 11,079 118
138 World 88 National David O. Sears

David O. Sears

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 46 Citations 18,156 74
139 World 89 National Bryan D. Jones

Bryan D. Jones

City University of New York, United States
H-index 46 Citations 28,043 89
140 World 90 National Arend Lijphart

Arend Lijphart

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 46 Citations 28,734 102
141 World 91 National Susan Rose-Ackerman

Susan Rose-Ackerman

Yale University, United States
H-index 46 Citations 20,967 142
142 World 92 National Robert S. Erikson

Robert S. Erikson

Columbia University, United States
H-index 46 Citations 15,918 97
144 World 94 National Herbert Kitschelt

Herbert Kitschelt

Duke University, United States
H-index 46 Citations 23,591 87
145 World 93 National David A. Lake

David A. Lake

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 46 Citations 18,139 107
146 World 95 National Geoffrey Garrett

Geoffrey Garrett

Yale University, United States
H-index 46 Citations 20,267 57
148 World 96 National Adam Przeworski

Adam Przeworski

New York University, United States
H-index 45 Citations 39,754 96
149 World 97 National Charles F. Sabel

Charles F. Sabel

Columbia University, United States
H-index 45 Citations 20,158 77
150 World 98 National Aaron Wildavsky

Aaron Wildavsky

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 45 Citations 22,707 131
151 World 99 National John C. Campbell

John C. Campbell

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
H-index 45 Citations 8,154 330
152 World 100 National Jeremy Waldron

Jeremy Waldron

New York University, United States
H-index 45 Citations 10,839 173

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