Handelsblatt ranking 2019: Holger Strulik highest placed economist with workplace in Germany - Göttinger Economic Sciences in 6th place overall

Prof. Dr. Holger Strulik, Professor of Macroeconomics and Development Economics at the Faculty of Business and Economics, is the highest ranked economist with workplace in Germany according to the current Handelsblatt economics ranking. He is ranked 4th overall, followed by Prof. Dr. h.c. Stephan Klasen, Ph.D. (Professor of Development Economics) and Prof. Dr. Helmut Herwartz (Professor of Econometrics) in 43rd and 62nd place respectively. The current research performance, i.e. primarily the scientific publications in renowned journals within the last five years, was examined. The ranking comprises 100 persons.

In the ranking of overall research performance ("life's work"), the Göttingen researchers occupy the following places:

  • Place 30: Holger Strulik
  • Place 90: Stephan Klasen

With all publications of the past years, the University of Göttingen is ranked 6th in the sub-ranking "Faculties with the Strongest Research" and 4th in Germany.

About the methodology:
The ranking lists were drawn up by the Konjunkturforschungsstelle der ETH Zürich and the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) of the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf on behalf of the business magazine "Handelsblatt". For this purpose, the publications of scientists who conduct research in German-speaking countries or come from this field and work abroad are examined and evaluated. In addition, the quality of the journals is evaluated. According to the reputation of the respective journal, the publications are weighted differently, given scores and then added.

Further information on the Handelsblatt Ranking 2019 can be found here (in German).
The respective rankings can be found here.