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Economics researchers named amongst the best in the world

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Economics researchers named amongst the best in the world

Updated 3 December 2020

We are delighted that eight academics from the Department of Economics have been named as among the World’s Top 2 per cent Scientists by Stanford University. The list contains names of the top 2 per cent of the most-cited scientists in various disciplines.

The methodology was developed by Professor John Ioannidis of Stanford University, whose team created and analysed a database of 100,000 top scientists of the world based on standardised citation indications such as information on citations, an individual’s scientific research output, co-authorship, and a composite indicator for career long impact.

The study, published in PLOS Biology, claims to be the first classification that systematically ranks all the most cited scientists in every scientific field, providing one searchable reference tool.

We would like to congratulate the following academics from the Department of Economics who are included in the career-long citation impact list (Table-S6):

We would also like to congratulate the following researchers from the Department who are included in the single year citation impact list (Table-S7):

Professor Jeremy Smith, Head of Department, said:

“I am very proud of my colleagues who have made the list of best scientists in the world and I’d like to congratulate them all. Their research work, which contributes to a better understanding of global issues and addressing world problems, speaks of excellence and is truly inspiring to us all.”

PLOS Biology link to the article - Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators