Top 100 Most Influential Economists 2020

Economists Top 100 (2020)

From Paul Krugman to Steve Hanke, these are the world's most influential economists online.

Whether you’re a would-be economist or have spent decades being one, you could be worse-off than to read the short biographies of economists who have been through the journey before.

So we’ve compiled a list consisting of the top 100 economists.

Here’s what some of them said about this list:

David Ndii tweet

Diane Swonk tweet

Thomas Porcher tweet

Jodi Beggs tweet

David McWilliams tweet

Our economists’ list gets updated annually and is based uniquely on digital influence, not on net-worth, favouritism, or some other indicator.

Many incredible economists are not active online, and as much as it would have been an absolute pleasure to include them, this is a list of people who influence through the web, with a click of a button, even if it means Tweeting at 2 am.

Notwithstanding, there will be many newcomers in 2021, considering this list gets ever more competitive with each new release, and these digitally influential economists are setting the pace.

Also, our approach improves every time, including the addition of current metrics and changes to scale up the accuracy; the groundwork for this year’s research is available to access via Google Sheets.

If there are any economists you believe we have missed, you can nominate them for next year by contacting us.

Follow these economists to keep up with trends and get informed. You will also learn which resources they use to stay in the know.

The 100 Most Influential Economists Online (2020)

How this list gets put together

The Richtopia economists list gets compiled over months of journalistic research using several metrics combined to produce a final rank.

Some of the leading indicators on an individuals score are their social media followers, engagement, overall news coverage, monthly name searches on Google, LinkedIn followers, and digital presence, to name a few.

You can view our research and methodology for this year’s list by clicking here.

Also, be sure to check our Economic Minds series of extensive interviews with the world’s most influential economists.

Below are some more tweets regarding this list

Erik Brynjolfsson tweet

Emre Alkin tweet

Lisa Cook tweet

Darrick Hamilton tweet

Dany Bahar tweet

David Blanchflower tweet

Jacques Sapir tweet

Stephanie Kelton tweet

Rajiv Kumar tweet

Diane Coyle tweet

Charliet Robertson tweet

Ludovic Subran tweet

Linda Yueh tweet

Ufuk Tarhan tweet

Trevon Logan tweet

Sandy Darity tweet


Rupa Subramanya tweet

Alberto Bagnai tweet

Daniel Lacalle tweet

David Rothschild tweet

Imran Rasul tweet

Mohamed A. El-Erian tweet

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