RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) is the largest archive of economic papers (articles/chapters/software) with ~30,000 voluntary participants from 75 countries. It provides a number of rankings including that for young economists. I am not a young scientist but started my amateur research in economics in 2003 with the first paper published in 2005. Threfore, I belong to the category of young (10 years of less) economists with rank 86 (http://ideas.repec.org/top/top.young.html) . It is also the second rank for those started after 2005. Not bad to begin with.