The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the discipline
of Economics and Finance was created using data combined from
multiple data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
devising the citation-based metrics were gathered on 21-12-2022.
Position in the ranking is based on a sum of D-indexes (Discipline H-index) of all ranking
researcher’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index
takes into account only papers and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The range of our Economics and Finance research
Our best universities ranking is a credible list of leading scientists from the field of Economics and Finance , based on a meticulous study of 166,880 scientists discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the area of Economics and Finance, more than 8163 researchers were analysed.
What is D-index approval threshold for Economics and Finance
The D-index threshold for accepting a researcher to be considered is set to 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Economics and Finance. The inclusion criteria for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the specific area plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for listing top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers projected for each area od study whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading researchers are incorporated into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification practices
Since our main mission is to make sure that only actual scientists are listed in the ranking we believe that metrics are never supposed to be a complete measure to quantify the output of scholars. Because of that we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of reliable sources. While it’s not a factor contributing to a scholar’s position in Research.com ranking, the quantity of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a valuable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a specific discipline. Position in the ranking is established using every scholar’s D-index using data gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the research community. A detailed overview of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our objective is to inspire scientists, entrepreneurs and administrative bodies worldwide to explore where prominent experts are heading and to give a way for the entire research community to get to know who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Economics and Finance
With 9 universities Switzerland ranks in spot 10 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scholars in Switzerland is University of Zurich with 7 scientists affiliated with it being listed in Research.com Economics and Finance ranking. It is followed by ETH Zurich with 6 scientists and University of Geneva with 4 researchers.
The most prominent scientists in the discipline of Economics and Finance in Switzerland are affiliated with University of Basel, University of Zurich, ETH Zurich, Bank for International Settlements, University of Bern, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, University of St. Gallen, University of Geneva, University of Lausanne, EFG International. University of Zurich is featured as the best university in the Switzerland in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scientists at 371. Ranking on the second place is ETH Zurich with a total D-index of 306. The third position is taken by Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies with a total D-index of 184.
The average total D-index for the top 1% universities is 179 in comparison to an average of 179 for all 9 institutions included in our ranking.
The average number of published articles in the discipline of Economics and Finance by scholars affiliated with the top 5% of scholars in the ranking is 898 in comparison to an average of 898 for all 9 universities.
The average number of citations of researchers affiliated with the top 3% universities is 68254 against an average of 68254 for all 9 universities.