Best Law and Political Science Scientists

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Law and Political Science 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 Law and Political Science, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Law and Political Science, over 3,028 profiles were examined.

The D-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 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
901 World 542 National James A. Piazza

James A. Piazza

Pennsylvania State University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 4,684 51
902 World 5 National Martin Painter

Martin Painter

City University of Hong Kong, China
D-index 24 Citations 3,454 58
903 World 34 National Armin von Bogdandy

Armin von Bogdandy

Max Planck Society, Germany
D-index 24 Citations 4,572 134
904 World 35 National Alexander Libman

Alexander Libman

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
D-index 24 Citations 2,308 113
905 World 541 National John C. Green

John C. Green

University of Akron, United States
D-index 24 Citations 4,247 65
906 World 138 National Jonathan B. Slapin

Jonathan B. Slapin

University of Essex, United Kingdom
D-index 24 Citations 3,422 51
907 World 540 National Thomas M. Franck

Thomas M. Franck

New York University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 5,301 79
908 World 539 National Paul Teske

Paul Teske

University of Colorado Denver, United States
D-index 24 Citations 5,254 47
909 World 556 National Amaney Jamal

Amaney Jamal

Princeton University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 4,093 48
910 World 139 National Michael Hill

Michael Hill

Newcastle University, United Kingdom
D-index 24 Citations 7,178 57
911 World 140 National James Tilley

James Tilley

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 24 Citations 4,391 46
912 World 555 National Paul A. Djupe

Paul A. Djupe

Denison University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 2,935 83
913 World 554 National Frances McCall Rosenbluth

Frances McCall Rosenbluth

Yale University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 5,094 56
914 World 553 National Bert A. Rockman

Bert A. Rockman

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 24 Citations 8,545 74
915 World 552 National Peter Chalk

Peter Chalk

RAND Corporation, United States
D-index 24 Citations 4,792 84
916 World 33 National Michael Mintrom

Michael Mintrom

Monash University, Australia
D-index 24 Citations 9,076 76
917 World 551 National Paul H. Robinson

Paul H. Robinson

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 24 Citations 3,967 119
918 World 550 National George A. Krause

George A. Krause

University of Georgia, United States
D-index 24 Citations 2,741 52
919 World 549 National Erik Voeten

Erik Voeten

Georgetown University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 4,727 53
920 World 547 National Javier Corrales

Javier Corrales

Amherst College, United States
D-index 24 Citations 2,409 53
921 World 545 National James B. Jacobs

James B. Jacobs

New York University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 6,156 103
922 World 546 National Paul Brace

Paul Brace

Rice University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 4,244 48
923 World 536 National Valerie P. Hans

Valerie P. Hans

Cornell University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 4,424 104
924 World 544 National Melinda Gann Hall

Melinda Gann Hall

Michigan State University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 4,935 40
925 World 538 National Gráinne de Búrca

Gráinne de Búrca

New York University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 8,006 69
926 World 537 National Donald Rothchild

Donald Rothchild

University of California, Davis, United States
D-index 24 Citations 7,091 73
927 World 548 National Adrian Vermeule

Adrian Vermeule

Harvard University, United States
D-index 24 Citations 4,202 92
928 World 141 National Neil J. Mitchell

Neil J. Mitchell

University College London, United Kingdom
D-index 24 Citations 3,768 45
929 World 557 National Jennifer Prah Ruger

Jennifer Prah Ruger

University of Pennsylvania, United States
D-index 23 Citations 3,080 63
930 World 3 National James D. Sidaway

James D. Sidaway

National University of Singapore, Singapore
D-index 23 Citations 2,533 70
931 World 558 National Eric W. Welch

Eric W. Welch

Arizona State University, United States
D-index 23 Citations 4,614 54
932 World 20 National Frédéric Varone

Frédéric Varone

University of Geneva, Switzerland
D-index 23 Citations 5,353 97
933 World 559 National Rita J. Simon

Rita J. Simon

American University, United States
D-index 23 Citations 3,375 70
934 World 560 National Bob Edwards

Bob Edwards

East Carolina University, United States
D-index 23 Citations 7,376 38
935 World 36 National Viktor Vanberg

Viktor Vanberg

Walter Eucken Institut, Germany
D-index 23 Citations 3,759 57
936 World 22 National Bram Steijn

Bram Steijn

Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
D-index 23 Citations 4,400 56
937 World 561 National David Austen-Smith

David Austen-Smith

Northwestern University, United States
D-index 23 Citations 5,198 49
938 World 10 National Guntram B. Wolff

Guntram B. Wolff

Bruegel, Belgium
D-index 23 Citations 3,022 109
939 World 562 National Bruce Jennings

Bruce Jennings

Vanderbilt University, United States
D-index 23 Citations 6,236 90
940 World 564 National James Weber

James Weber

Duquesne University, United States
D-index 23 Citations 4,458 46
941 World 145 National Toke S. Aidt

Toke S. Aidt

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
D-index 23 Citations 6,897 67
942 World 565 National Alastair Iain Johnston

Alastair Iain Johnston

Harvard University, United States
D-index 23 Citations 5,904 45
943 World 147 National Martin Jones

Martin Jones

Staffordshire University, United Kingdom
D-index 23 Citations 8,021 54
944 World 563 National Christopher S. Carpenter

Christopher S. Carpenter

Vanderbilt University, United States
D-index 23 Citations 2,767 42
945 World 566 National Alan Schwartz

Alan Schwartz

Yale University, United States
D-index 23 Citations 5,671 65
946 World 146 National Graham Farrell

Graham Farrell

University of Leeds, United Kingdom
D-index 23 Citations 3,095 81
947 World 34 National Pauline M McGuirk

Pauline M McGuirk

University of Wollongong, Australia
D-index 23 Citations 2,382 56
948 World 569 National Ivan Y. Sun

Ivan Y. Sun

University of Delaware, United States
D-index 23 Citations 2,572 73
949 World 570 National Hans Toch

Hans Toch

State University of New York, United States
D-index 23 Citations 2,758 61
950 World 571 National Lawrence Lessig

Lawrence Lessig

Harvard University, United States
D-index 23 Citations 20,852 52
951 World 567 National Rebecca Dresser

Rebecca Dresser

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
D-index 23 Citations 3,145 98
952 World 32 National Noel Hyndman

Noel Hyndman

Queen's University, Canada
D-index 23 Citations 2,621 65
953 World 568 National William F. Shughart

William F. Shughart

Utah State University, United States
D-index 23 Citations 2,597 97
954 World 151 National Bernhard Ebbinghaus

Bernhard Ebbinghaus

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 23 Citations 5,738 62
955 World 11 National Steen Thomsen

Steen Thomsen

Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
D-index 23 Citations 2,845 49
956 World 573 National Anne L. Schneider

Anne L. Schneider

Arizona State University, United States
D-index 23 Citations 9,501 49
957 World 574 National John Ishiyama

John Ishiyama

University of North Texas, United States
D-index 23 Citations 3,125 124
958 World 21 National Marco R. Steenbergen

Marco R. Steenbergen

University of Zurich, Switzerland
D-index 23 Citations 8,344 49
959 World 575 National John J. Donohue

John J. Donohue

Stanford University, United States
D-index 23 Citations 4,261 73
960 World 150 National Fred Halliday

Fred Halliday

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
D-index 23 Citations 5,073 194
961 World 149 National Iain McLean

Iain McLean

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 23 Citations 3,294 117
962 World 148 National Trevor Jones

Trevor Jones

Cardiff University, United Kingdom
D-index 23 Citations 4,056 66
963 World 35 National Barry Hindess

Barry Hindess

Australian National University, Australia
D-index 23 Citations 3,665 64
964 World 572 National Ira N. Gang

Ira N. Gang

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
D-index 23 Citations 3,457 82
965 World 579 National Barry C. Feld

Barry C. Feld

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 23 Citations 2,634 57
967 World 580 National Robert E. Scott

Robert E. Scott

Columbia University, United States
D-index 23 Citations 2,349 67
968 World 2 National Jeroen van der Heijden

Jeroen van der Heijden

Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
D-index 23 Citations 1,781 77
969 World 581 National Andrea K. Gerlak

Andrea K. Gerlak

University of Arizona, United States
D-index 23 Citations 2,541 73
970 World 576 National Thomas J. Rudolph

Thomas J. Rudolph

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
D-index 23 Citations 4,775 32
971 World 577 National Frederick M. Hess

Frederick M. Hess

American Enterprise Institute, United States
D-index 23 Citations 4,974 120
972 World 152 National Sheilagh Ogilvie

Sheilagh Ogilvie

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 23 Citations 2,452 42
973 World 578 National Mary K. Feeney

Mary K. Feeney

Arizona State University, United States
D-index 23 Citations 1,900 56
974 World 596 National Alicia Ely Yamin

Alicia Ely Yamin

Harvard University, United States
D-index 23 Citations 2,256 90
975 World 595 National Francesco Parisi

Francesco Parisi

University of Minnesota, United States
D-index 23 Citations 3,130 195
976 World 12 National Indra de Soysa

Indra de Soysa

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
D-index 23 Citations 3,916 61
977 World 594 National John M. Connor

John M. Connor

Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
D-index 23 Citations 2,667 94
978 World 37 National Marc Helbling

Marc Helbling

University of Bamberg, Germany
D-index 23 Citations 3,475 63
979 World 23 National Taco Brandsen

Taco Brandsen

Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
D-index 23 Citations 4,733 77
980 World 36 National Pat O'Malley

Pat O'Malley

University of Sydney, Australia
D-index 23 Citations 6,574 65
981 World 33 National Andrew F. Cooper

Andrew F. Cooper

University of Waterloo, Canada
D-index 23 Citations 4,448 124
982 World 12 National Andreas Rasche

Andreas Rasche

Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
D-index 23 Citations 4,161 65
983 World 9 National Jens Rydgren

Jens Rydgren

Stockholm University, Sweden
D-index 23 Citations 5,642 51
984 World 582 National Lauren B. Edelman

Lauren B. Edelman

University of California, Berkeley, United States
D-index 23 Citations 6,500 34
985 World 583 National Jack M. Balkin

Jack M. Balkin

Yale University, United States
D-index 23 Citations 6,098 102
986 World 584 National Hans J. Morgenthau

Hans J. Morgenthau

University of Chicago, United States
D-index 23 Citations 8,834 84
987 World 585 National Miles Kahler

Miles Kahler

American University, United States
D-index 23 Citations 5,748 51
988 World 586 National Adam Roberts

Adam Roberts

IBM (United States), United States
D-index 23 Citations 4,379 67
989 World 587 National John R. Alford

John R. Alford

Rice University, United States
D-index 23 Citations 5,547 38
990 World 588 National Edna Erez

Edna Erez

University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
D-index 23 Citations 3,072 63
991 World 589 National Zbigniew Brzezinski

Zbigniew Brzezinski

Center for Strategic and International Studies, United States
D-index 23 Citations 5,560 77
992 World 590 National Marc Galanter

Marc Galanter

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
D-index 23 Citations 11,731 60
993 World 154 National H. L. A. Hart

H. L. A. Hart

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
D-index 23 Citations 18,732 52
994 World 153 National Simon Caney

Simon Caney

University of Warwick, United Kingdom
D-index 23 Citations 6,974 53
995 World 155 National Kieran McEvoy

Kieran McEvoy

Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom
D-index 23 Citations 3,542 72
996 World 591 National Robert Apel

Robert Apel

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
D-index 23 Citations 2,814 40
997 World 592 National Mark Schneider

Mark Schneider

Stony Brook University, United States
D-index 23 Citations 4,813 30
998 World 593 National W. Mark Crain

W. Mark Crain

Lafayette College, United States
D-index 23 Citations 2,681 43
999 World 23 National Klaus Armingeon

Klaus Armingeon

University of Bern, Switzerland
D-index 23 Citations 3,942 50
1000 World 157 National Alice Bloch

Alice Bloch

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
D-index 23 Citations 3,202 53

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