For their economists ranking, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (F.A.Z.) determined the level of influence scientists have in the media, politics and research.
For the detailed ranking of economic researchers, the F.A.Z. counted citations in science and the most important media, a survey was conducted of politicians at both federal and state level, and the individual's twitter ranking was evaluated.
In the ranking, Ottmar Edenhofer, professor for the economics of climate change at the TU Berlin, director of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) and chief economist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), was ranked 7th, and Gert G. Wagner, professor of empirical economic research and economic policy at the TU Berlin and member of the board at the DIW Berlin, was 18th.
In the sub-category science, Prof. Dr. Reinhard Busse, Department of Health Care Management and director of the Berlin Centre for Health Economics Research (BerlinHECOR), achieved a 13th place. (Sept. 2019)