The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the discipline of
Economics and Finance relies os data derived from
a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
evaluating 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
metrics for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Economics and Finance research
Research.com’s best universities ranking is a reliable lineup of leading scholars from the field of Economics and Finance, based on a thorough analysis of 166,880 researchers discovered from various bibliometric data sources. For the field of Economics and Finance, as many as 8163 scholars were examined.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Economics and Finance
The D-index threshold for accepting a scientist to be considered is placed at 30 if most of their publications are in the area of Economics and Finance. The approval factors for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the selected field of study as well as the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for including leading researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists projected for each area od study whilst making sure that the top 1% of best scientists are added into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification rules
Since our leading mission is to ensure that only genuine scientists are listed in our ranking we believe that raw data are never supposed to be a complete tool to quantify the output of researchers. Because of that we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of trustworthy sources. While it’s not a factor contributing to a scholar’s position in our ranking, the amount of documents published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should be a valuable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a specific discipline. Position in the ranking is established using every researcher’s D-index with the help of metrics compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible 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.
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Key findings for Economics and Finance
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading researchers in the world is Harvard University with 71 scientists affiliated with it being present in our Economics and Finance ranking. It is followed by University of California, Berkeley with 55 scientists and Stanford University with 54 scholars.
The most prominent scientists in the discipline of Economics and Finance in the world are affiliated with Imperial College London, Indiana University, The Ohio State University, Georgetown University, University of Basel, University of Sussex, Princeton University, University of Zurich, Hoover Institution, Carnegie Mellon University.
Harvard University is listed as the best university in the world in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scholars at 5142. Ranking on the second place 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 3035.
The average total D-index for the top 10% universities is 214 in comparison to an average of 214 for all 454 institutions included in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published papers in the discipline of Economics and Finance by researchers affiliated with the top 5% of scientists in the ranking is 886 in comparison to an average of 886 for all 454 universities.
The average number of citations of scholars affiliated with the top 10% universities is 95099 against an average of 95099 for all 454 universities.