Jordi Gali 8th Most Cited Scientist in Economics & Business

Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professor Jordi Galí has emerged as one of the most cited researchers in Economics and Business, according to data from Thomson Scientific’s Essential Science Indicators SM. The ranking is based on total citations from January 1997 to October 2007.

Galí, who is Professor at the UPF and Director and Senior Researcher at CREI in addition to his affiliation with the GSE, appeared in the 8th position on the list, between MIT Professor Daron Acemoglu (7th) and Haas School of Business Professor David J. Teece (9th).

Essential Science Indicators lists authors ranked in the top 1% of a field over a given period, based on total citations. For the current ranking, 930 authors were listed in the field of economics and business, meaning that a total of approximately 93,000 author records were reviewed to obtain the results.

This most recent finding accompanies several previous rankings that reveal the large impact that Professor Galí's research has had on his fields of research. According a study described in “Publishing Performance of Spanish Academics: 1970-2004” by D. Rodriguez, published in the Spanish Economic Review in 2006, Galí tops the list of most productive Spanish researchers from 1990-2004.

UPF Professor, CREI Senior Researcher and Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professor Jordi Galí

The primary areas of Professor Galí’s research are macroeconomics, monetary theory, and macroeconometrics, His influential findings have had a large impact on a variety of topics, particularly business cycles, inflation, exchange rates and the conduct of monetary policy.

Professor Galí earned his PhD in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1989. Prior to joining the Barcelona economics community, he held academic positions at New York University and Columbia University, and was Visiting Professor at MIT.

He is a co-editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association. He is a Research Fellow at the CEPR, a Research Associate at the NBER, and a Fellow of the Econometric Society. He has been consultant to the European Central Bank, the Federal Reserve and other central banks.

Scientist Rankings in Economics & Business

Based on total citations. Data from Thomson Scientific's Essential Science IndicatorsSM, January 1997 to October 2007.


Rank Scientist Papers
# Cit
# Cit Per Paper
1 SHLEIFER, Andrei
Harvard University,
Cambridge, MA, USA
55 4,384 79.71
EDHEC Business School,
06202 Nice Cedex 3, France
23 2,811 122.22
3 LA PORTA, Rafael
Tuck School of Business.
Dartmouth College,
Hanover, NH, USA
21 2,808 133.71
4 VISHNY, Robert W.
Graduate School of Business,
University of Chicago,
Chicago, IL, USA
8 1,747 218.38
5 LEVINE, Ross
Brown University,
Providence, RI, USA
34 1,589 46.74
6 FEHR, Ernst
University of Zurich,
Zurich, Switzerland
36 1,578 43.83
Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Cambridge, MA, USA
51 1,531 30.02
8 GALI, Jordi
Pompeu Fabra University,
Barcelona, Spain
24 1,427 59.46
9 TEECE, David J.
Haas School of Business,
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, USA
16 1,418 88.62
10 TIROLE, Jean
Industrial Economics Institute,
University of Toulouse I,
Toulouse, France
52 1,401 26.94



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