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Dr Simon Rudkin

Dr Simon Rudkin

Senior Lecturer, Economics

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 606159

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Research Links

Office 204 - 204
Second Floor
School of Management
Bay Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision

About

Since completing his PhD at the University of Manchester in 2008, Simon has pursued research projects that showcase the power of economics and data in addressing contemporary challenges facing business and society. The impactful nature of his work within many interdisciplinary fields has brought publications in world leading journals such as Environment and Planning A, Tourism Management and Applied Energy.

Dr Rudkin is a passionate believer in the power of information, a premise which guides his teaching and research. Whether from the theoretical perspective of Microeconomic models or the contemporary landscape defined in the Digital Economy, Economics is in a continual dialogue with the understanding of agents about the interactions they face.

Recognising that the future of Economics lies in embracing the opportunities of digital, Simon takes particular interest in the digitalisation of currency and transactions, through digital payments and the block chain. With digital inclusion a major barrier to equality of progress Dr Rudkin has a stream of work asking how the potential may be made truly open to all.

Whilst much of his own work is advancing the link between Data Science and Microeconomics, Simon welcomes PhD students in any area of Quantitative Economics or Finance.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Microeconomics
  • Financial Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Data Science
  • Topological Data Analysis

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Dr Rudkin is a strong believer in the power of the university teacher to inspire the developmental journey of the student into the subject leader of tomorrow. Constantly innovating his pedagogy his classes continue to engage and inform to the front of the respective research fields. Demonstrating the application of the student’s newly developed tool-kits to contemporary problems reinforces that benefit equipping the addressing of key discipline and societal challenges.

Collaborations

Always keen to collaborate with industry and policy groups Dr Rudkin is happy to discuss the opportunities to gain fresh insight from data through econometrics and data science. 

As well as collaborating with academics across the UK and internationally, Simon is also active in Fintech, Financial Data Science and in the application of topological data analysis in policy and industry.

Simon is also an active collaborator with the new Discouri Centre in Topological Data Analysis on developing adoption across Finance, Economics and the Social Sciences.