March 29, 2017

Three Haas faculty named among world’s most cited researchers

Henry Chesbrough, Stefano DellaVigna, and Ulrike Malmendier have been named among the 2015 Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers, according to “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2015,” published Jan. 14.

The three are among 70 global researchers honored in the field of economics and business, and among 38 UC Berkeley researchers from a variety of fields on the list.

Thomson Reuters, the global media firm, analyzed data from its Web of Science and InCites platforms to determine the most cited researchers from 2003 to 2013 across 21 academic fields. The effort produced a list of 3,000 highly cited researchers, around the world whose published papers are the most cited by their peers.

Henry Chesbrough, adjunct professor and faculty director of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, is known as the father of the Open Innovation movement. According to Google Scholars, his most cited paper within the data period was “Open innovation: The new imperative for creating and profiting from technology,” Harvard Business Press, 2006.

Ulrike Malmendier, the Edward J. and Mollie Arnold Professor of Finance, holds appointments at Berkeley-Haas and UC Berkeley’s Department of Economics.

Malmendier’s most cited paper during the data period was “CEO overconfidence and corporate investment,” The Journal of Finance, December 2005.

Stefano DellaVigna, the Daniel E. Koshland, Sr. Distinguished Professor of Economics in the university’s Department of Economics is also a member of Haas’ Economic Analysis and Public Policy Group. DellaVigna’s most cited paper is “Psychology and economics: evidence from the field,” Journal of Economic Literature, June 2009.

Malmendier and DellaVigna co-founded the Berkeley Initiative in Behavioral Economics & Finance, supporting economic analysis with insights drawn from psychology.

By Pamela Tom

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