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.