The JKU emeritus professor once again ranked top among the 2020 economist rankings by several newspapers (Die Presse, FAZ and NZZ).
The rankings were based on how often the economists in question were cited in the media, politics and by colleagues. The now emeritus JKU researcher ranked 7th in the overall Austrian rankings and 2nd in science/academia. In Germany, Schneider is ranked 24th overall and among the top 10 in science/academia. Schneider is best known for his research in the shadow economy.