The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the arena
of Economics and Finance was created using data derived from
a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
devising the citation-based metrics were collected on 21-12-2022.
Position in the ranking is based on a sum of D-indexes (Discipline H-index) of all ranking
scholar’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index
only includes publications and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Economics and Finance research
Research.com’s best universities ranking is a credible account of leading researchers from the field of Economics and Finance , created using a detailed study of 166,880 scientists determined from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Economics and Finance, over 8163 scientists were investigated.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Economics and Finance
The D-index threshold for accepting a scientist to be examined is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the area of Economics and Finance. The acceptance factors for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the given area as well as the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for considering best researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers assessed for each discipline whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading scholars are considered into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification practices
As our leading goal is to make sure that only credible researchers are listed in Research.com ranking we are aware that metrics are never supposed to be a full measure to quantify the output of scientists. For that reason we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of reliable sources. Although it’s not a factor contributing to a researcher’s position in the ranking, the number of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should form a reliable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a selected discipline. Position in the ranking is determined by each scientist’s D-index according to metrics collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the scientific community. A thorough definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to inspire scientists, entrepreneurs and administrative bodies around the world to examine where top experts are heading and to provide a way for the entire scientific community to discover 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 156 institutions United States ranks in spot 1 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top researchers in United States is Harvard University with 71 scientists affiliated with it being listed in the Economics and Finance ranking. It is followed by University of California, Berkeley with 55 researchers and Stanford University with 54 scholars.
The most prominent researchers in the field of Economics and Finance in United States are representing Indiana University, World Bank, The Ohio State University, Columbia University, Georgetown University, Princeton University, California Institute of Technology, Hoover Institution, Peterson Institute for International Economics, University of South Carolina. Harvard University is listed as the best university in the United States in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scientists at 5142. Ranking on the second place is University of California, Berkeley with a total D-index of 3069. The third position is occupied by MIT with a total D-index of 3068.
The average total D-index for the top 5% universities is 3216 in comparison to an average of 371 for all 156 institutions featured in Research.com ranking.
The average number of publications in the area of Economics and Finance by scientists affiliated with the top 5% of scholars in the ranking is 10799 in comparison to an average of 1355 for all 156 universities.
The average number of citations of researchers affiliated with the top 3% universities is 2446542 against an average of 192228 for all 156 universities.