The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the arena of
Economics and Finance relies os data consolidated from
various 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
scientist's affiliated with a given institution. D-index
takes into account only publications and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Economics and Finance research
Research.com’s best universities ranking is a trustworthy lineup of leading scientists from the discipline of Economics and Finance, established by means of a meticulous examination of 166,880 scholars determined from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the area of Economics and Finance, over 8163 scholars were examined.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Economics and Finance
The D-index threshold for accepting a researcher to be evaluated is placed at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Economics and Finance. The acceptance criteria for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the given area plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for listing top scholars 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 best researchers are considered into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification methods
As our leading aim is to guarantee that only credible scientists are included in the ranking we are aware that numbers are never supposed to be an absolute measure to quantify the contributions of scholars. For that reason we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of trustworthy sources. Although it’s not a element contributing to a scientist’s position in the ranking, the number of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a valuable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a given area of science. Position in the ranking is determined by every researcher’s D-index using information compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind available to the research community. A comprehensive overview of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our objective is to inspire scientists, companies and decision-makers around the world to investigate where leading experts are heading and to offer a way for the whole research community to get to know who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Economics and Finance
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading researchers in the world is Harvard University with 71 scientists affiliated with it being featured in the Economics and Finance ranking. It is followed by University of California, Berkeley with 55 researchers and Stanford University with 54 researchers.
The most prominent scientists in the discipline of Economics and Finance in the world are affiliated with Imperial College London, Indiana University, World Bank, The Ohio State University, Columbia University, Georgetown University, Princeton University, California Institute of Technology, Hoover Institution, University of South Carolina.
Harvard University is highlighted as the best university in the world in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scientists at 5142. Ranking on spot no. 2 in the world is University of California, Berkeley with a total D-index of 3069. The third spot in the world is occupied by MIT with a total D-index of 3068.
The average total D-index for the top 1% universities is 3577 in comparison to an average of 214 for all 455 institutions included in the ranking.
The average number of published papers within the field of Economics and Finance by researchers affiliated with the top 1% of scientists in the ranking is 12098 in comparison to an average of 883 for all 455 universities.
The average number of citations of scientists affiliated with the top 5% universities is 1091699 against an average of 94793 for all 455 universities.