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2011 List of Top Ten Most Cited Spanish Social Scientists Released

 
 

Six economists and four sociologists top ranking of the most influential Spanish social scientists

PHILADELPHIA, April 2, 2012  /PRNewswire/ -- The Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School today announced the release of its bi-annual ranking of the most cited Spanish social scientists, measuring the impact of their research activities worldwide. Six economists and four sociologists top the ranking of top ten most cited Social Scientists, according to data tracked through the end of 2011 from the Institute for Scientific Information (see attached table). Sociologist Manuel Castells tops the list, with three times as many citations to his research as the second-ranked, Juan J. Linz, who is a sociologist and political scientist. The third spot was claimed by economist Andreu Mas-Colell.

Castells's most impactful research focuses on urban social movements, the rise of the network society, and the role of cities in the information-driven global economy. Linz's research deals with the sociological aspects of political regimes, transition to democracy, and the advantages and disadvantages of presidential versus parliamentary democracy. Mas-Colell is a mathematical economist who has made major contributions to microeconomics and general equilibrium theory.

The three social scientists with the greatest number of new citations during the year 2011 alone work on topics of current interest. Castells (with 1,270 new citations) researches globalization and the Internet, while Manuel Arellano (732 new citations) and Jordi Gali (582 new citations) primarily focus research on macroeconomic and econometric issues that relate to the ongoing global financial and economic crisis.

As in the 2009 ranking, Barcelona-based universities and schools account for five of the top ten spots, with Universitat Pompeu Fabra boasting three of its faculty members among the top ten. Three of the top ten Spanish social scientists work at U.S. universities, and two others have appointments both in the U.S. and Spain. The four sociologists among the top ten hold appointments at U.S. universities.

The ranking of the top ten scholars was calculated using information on citations to the articles, books, book chapters, and working papers published by social scientists, as reflected in the Institute for Scientific Information's Social Science, Science, and Humanities Citation Indexes, which track academic publishing in scientific journals around the world. The number of citations was calculated as the sum of the citations to each of the articles, books, book chapters, and working papers authored by the scholars included in the ranking.

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The Ten Most Cited Spanish Social Scientists (through 2011)


Name

(Field)

Total Citations 1945-2011

Citations 2011

PhD Year

Affiliation

Major Awards & Distinctions

1

Manuel Castells

(Sociology)

16,208

1,270

1967

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

University of Southern California

Fellow, European Academy, and British Academy.

Guggenheim Fellow.

2

Juan J. Linz

(Sociology & Political Science)

5,177

318

1959

Yale University

Fellow, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and European Academy.

Premio Principe de Asturias.

3

Andreu Mas-Colell

(Economics)

4,693

302

1972

Universitat Pompeu Fabra (on leave of absence)

Fellow, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, European Academy, and Econometric Society.

Foreign Associate, National Academy of Sciences.

Guggenheim Fellow.

Premio Rey Juan Carlos I.

4

Jordi Gali

(Economics)

4,660

582

1989

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Fellow, Econometric Society.

Premio Rey Jaime I.

5

Vicente Navarro

(Sociology)

4,615

247

1967

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Johns Hopkins University


6

Manuel Arellano

(Economics)

4,320

732

1985

Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros (CEMFI)

Fellow, Econometric Society.

7

Xavier Sala i Martin

(Economics)

4,086

357

1990

Columbia University

Premio Rey Juan Carlos I.

Premio Fundacion Banco Herrero.

8

Xavier Vives

(Economics)

2,446

243

1983

IESE Business School

Fellow, Econometric Society.

Premio Rey Juan Carlos I.

9

Mauro F. Guillen

(Sociology & Business)

1,912

284

1992

Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Guggenheim Fellow.

Premio Fundacion Banco Herrero.

10

Juan J. Dolado

(Economics)

1,842

144

1988

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Fellow, European Economic Association.

Source: Institute for Scientific Information.

SOURCE Lauder Institute

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