The 10 social scientists Spanish most cited in 2011

With the aim of measuring the influence of the scientific production of researchers in the Social Sciences, the Lauder Institute of Management & International Studiesof the University of Pennsylvania has published the results of its latest ranking biannual with the ten social scientists Spanish most cited in the world. Six economists and four sociologists are among the first ten positions.

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It is no surprise that the famous sociologist Catalan Manuel Castells lead the list with 1,270 citations, almost four times more than the second position occupied by his colleague Juan J. Linz (318 citations).

As in 2009, schools and universities, with headquarters in Barcelona occupy five of the top ten places. Of those five positions Universitat Pompeu Fabra contributes with three of their teachers. On the other hand, three of the ten social scientists working in american universities; two more have positions in universities, the americans and the Spanish, while the four sociologists mentioned above occupy positions in universities with headquarters in the united States.

The ranking, based on information published by the Institute for Scientific Information’s-Social Science, Science, and Humanities Citation Indexes, is calculated from the references taken in articles, books, chapters of books and papers.

In the TOP 10. SOCIAL SCIENTISTS SPANISH MOST CITED IN THE 2011
NAME TOTAL MENTIONS 1945-2011 MENTIONS 2011 YEAR PHD MEMBERSHIP MAJOR PRIZES AND 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. Prize Prince of Asturias.
3 Andreu Mas-Colell (Economy) 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 (Economy) 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 Center for Monetary and Financial Studies (CEMFI) Fellow, Econometric Society.
7 Xavier Sala i Martin (Economics) 4,086 357 1990 Columbia University Premio Rey Juan Carlos I. Award Of The 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 and Business) 1,912 284 1992 Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Guggenheim Fellow. Award Of The Fundacion Banco Herrero.
10 Juan J. Dolado (Economics) 1,842 144 1988 University Carlos III of Madrid Fellow, European Economic Association.

—Via University of Pennsylvania

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