Dr Simon Rudkin
Senior Lecturer
Telephone: (01792) 606159
Room: Office 204 - 204
Second Floor
School of Management
Bay Campus

Dr Simon Rudkin obtained his PhD in Economics from the University of Manchester with a dissertation that explored the micro-theoretical aspects of supermarket competition and empirically investigated the welfare implications thereof. His work on supermarket intervention effects has appeared in Environment and Planning A, with subsequent papers gaining traction in the public health literature. A theoretical model emerging from the thesis was published in Economics Letters in 2014.

A passionate believer that Economics can contribute actively to a wealth of societal issues his subsequent projects have been defined by a desire to bring together concepts from across the discipline to advance broader understanding. To this effect he has works on Chinese real estate investment and inbound tourism expenditure. Current projects include explorations of the potential for big data techniques within economics, analysis of innovation in conjunction with the expansion of infrastructure in China, and works which consider financial and management applications of econometrics.

All PhD applications are welcomed in any field of applied microeconomics, econometrics and data analysis, whether within economics or as a contribution with other disciplines. His research outputs provide a good guide of areas of expertise.

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  1. Dlotko, P., Rudkin, S., Qiu, W. An Economic Topology of the Brexit vote
  2. Dlotko, P., Qiu, W., Rudkin, S. Cyclicality, Periodicity and the Topology of Time Series
  3. Dlotko, P., Rudkin, S. Enhancing Recession Forecasting with Yield Spread Topology
  4. Freire, T., Rudkin, S. Healthy food diversity and supermarket interventions: Evidence from the Seacroft Intervention Study Food Policy 83 125 138
  5. Yu, A., You, J., Rudkin, S., Zhang, H. Industrial carbon abatement allocations and regional collaboration: Re-evaluating China through a modified data envelopment analysis Applied Energy 233-234 232 243

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    This module presents analysis of a number of key issues in both microeconomics and macroeconomics.

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    In the digital age the relevance of traditional economics falls firmly under the spotlight. Unlocking the potential of new data sources, new practice opportunities and the new perspectives offered on existing theories this module addresses the challenge to thinking in a rigorous, empirically informed manner.