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Jordi Galí and Roderic Guigó, among the world's most highly cited scientists
Thomson Reuters has released an update of its Highly Cited Researchers list that supplements the data from previous years to include younger scientists who have published more recently. The new edition identifies 3,125 authors whose papers are considered the most influential in the world based on their publication in Web of Science-indexed journals and their impact according to Essential Science Indicators, i.e., the number of times they have been cited.
The economist Jordi Galí and the biologist Roderic Guigó, are among the 47 Spanish scientists -16 of them Catalan- yo make the list of the world's most influential researchers. All are among the top 1% in the world in their respective fields.
Jordi Galí , professor of Foundations of Economic Analysis in the UPF's Department of Economics and Business, is one of the most recognized authorities in the study of labor markets, economic fluctuations and monetary policies. He advises the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve. Since 2010 Galí is Vice President of the European Economic Association since 2010.
Is a world leader in the so-called Keynesian economics, a scientific theory that is quickly becoming the standard in macoreconomic science. Galí heads the Center for Research in International Economics (CREI), a research institute funded by the Government of Catalonia and participated by UPF.Roderic Guigó is a professor of Genetics in the UPF's Department of Experimental and Health Sciences (CEXS) and heads the Computational Biology and RNA Analysis Group at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), which is partially owned by and affiliated with UPF.
He has worked in biological sequence analysis at the Farber Cancer Institute in Boston (USA) and in genomic analysis at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (USA). Since 1999, he has taught at the UPF CEXS, and he joined the CRG in 2005. He has participated in the Human Genome Project, the American ENCODE project, and the BioSapiens project, an extensive European bioinformatics network.