Best Economics and Finance Universities in Norway 2023

The 2nd edition of ranking of the best universities in the field of Economics and Finance is based on data consolidated from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising the citation-based metrics were acquired on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a sum of D-indexes (Discipline H-index) of all ranking scientist's affiliated with a given institution. D-index includes exclusively papers and citation metrics for an examined discipline.
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The range of our Economics and Finance research’s best universities ranking is a reliable list of leading scholars from the area of Economics and Finance , created using a meticulous analysis of 166,880 scientists discovered from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the area of Economics and Finance, as many as 8163 scientists were analysed.

What is D-index approval threshold for Economics and Finance
The D-index threshold for including a researcher to be considered is placed at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the area of Economics and Finance. The approval criteria for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the specific field of study plus the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for listing best scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scholars projected for each area od study whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading scholars are added into the list. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.

Additional verification practices
As our primary mission is to make sure that only genuine researchers are included in our ranking we realize that raw data are never supposed to be a full tool to evaluate the output of researchers. Because of that we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of trustworthy sources. While it’s not a factor impacting a researcher’s position in the ranking, the number of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a credible secondary signal of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is determined by every researcher’s D-index using information compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the research community. A comprehensive explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.

Our agenda
Our mission is to motivate researchers, businessmen and decision-makers worldwide to investigate where prominent experts are heading and to provide a way for the whole scientific community to find out who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
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Key findings for Economics and Finance
With 5 universities Norway ranks in spot 16 globally.

As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scientists in Norway is University of Oslo with 6 researchers affiliated with it being present in our Economics and Finance ranking. It is followed by Norwegian School of Economics with 3 scientists and Norwegian University of Science and Technology with 2 scientists.

The most prominent scientists in the discipline of Economics and Finance in Norway are affiliated with BI Norwegian Business School, Norwegian School of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, University of Oslo, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Statistics Norway. University of Oslo is highlighted as the best university in the Norway in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scholars at 217. Ranking second is Norwegian School of Economics with a total D-index of 123. The third spot is occupied by Norwegian University of Science and Technology with a total D-index of 93.

The average total D-index for the top 10% universities is 114 against an average of 114 for all 5 institutions included in our ranking.

The average number of published papers within the area of Economics and Finance by scholars affiliated with the top 10% of scientists in the ranking is 439 in comparison to an average of 439 for all 5 universities.

The average number of citations of researchers affiliated with the top 1% universities is 32857 against an average of 32857 for all 5 universities.

University Details
Σ Publications
Σ 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.
97 World 1 National Scholars 6 1,001 Σ D-index 217
163 World 2 National Scholars 3 438 Σ D-index 123
192 World 3 National Scholars 2 212 Σ D-index 93
219 World 4 National Scholars 2 340 Σ D-index 81
281 World 5 National Scholars 1 205 Σ D-index 57

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