Department of Economics

Professor John Hudson

John Hudson

Director of Impact
Professor of Economics

3 East 4.46
Email: j.r.hudson@bath.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 5287

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  • Development economics
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Profile

John Hudson is a Professor in Economics. He joined the University of Bath in 1979. Prior to that he was a research assistant and lecturer at Durham and Sheffield Universities respectively and was also completing his Phd thesis at the University of Warwick. This thesis, which was on inflation, was eventually published in a book the American library journal Choice chose as one of its outstanding books of the year.

Prior to going to University John Hudson worked in industry for almost eight years in the West Midlands, becoming a skilled toolsetter. For fifty years he has also suffered the trials and tribulations of supporting Birmingham City.

In addition to academic research Professor Hudson has in the past been engaged by the Department of Trade and Industry, along with Professor Keith Cuthbertson, to build a forecasting model of company liquidations and business bankruptcies and by the Planning Bureau in Cyprus to build a macroeconomic model of the Cypriot economy.

More recently Professor Hudson has been appointed as a member of the Panel of Economists advising the South West Regional Development Agency and DFID to examine aid volatility. This combining of academic and advisory roles is felt to be an important aspect of the modern economist's job and significantly informs his teaching. For example, first year macro-economics includes sections on bankruptcies and macro-economic modelling, both of which are closely related to Professor Hudson's research interests.

Research interests

  • Development
  • Bankruptcies
  • Informational asymmetry and signalling
  • Taxation
  • Standards
  • Law abidance
  • Macroeconomics
  • Altruism
  • Transition economies
  • Political economics interface

The contents of a recent lecture given in Slovakia at Banska Bystrica and Liptovsky Mikulas can be seen at: Lecture April 2007.

Publications

Professor Hudson has published more than 60 papers in refereed journals, including:

  • The Journal of Economic Perspectives
  • The Economic Journal
  • The European Journal of Political Economy
  • The Journal of Public Economics
  • Economics Letters
  • Kyklos
  • The International Review of Law and Economics
  • The British Journal of Political Sciences
  • Political Studies
  • The Journal of Banking and Finance
  • The Journal of Economic and Behavioral Organization

These publications span a wide range of areas including bankruptcies, inflation, unemployment, the impact of development aid, standardization, taxation, altruism as well as the politico-economic interface.
For example, first year macro-economics includes sections on bankruptcies and macro-economic modelling, both of which are closely related to Professor Hudson's research interests.

A belief that economics, widely defined, is a coherent and interrelated discipline in which developments in one area can influence developments in other areas is a key feature of his work. An example of this is applying the literature on combining forecasts from different experts to the optimal manner in which to combine stochastic signals of quality. A further foundation on which his work is based is the use of advanced empirical techniques in both time series and cross section analysis. Finally, there is the belief, partly stemming from his time in industry, that research should be relevant to the real world and real world problems. Apart from academic papers he has also presented many conference papers and chaired many conference sessions in Britain, North America and Europe.

Details on many of my publications, some of which are downloadable, can be found at Econpapers.

Book/s

Hudson, J., Nijsen, A., Muller, C., van Paridon, K. and Thurik, R., eds., 2008. Business Regulation and Public Policy: The Costs and Benefits of Compliance.Vol. 20. Springer. (International studies in entrepreneurship)

Book Sections

Hudson, J., 2016. Genetically modified products and GMO foods:a game of chance? In: Bagchi, D. and Nair, S., eds. Developing New Functional Food and Nutraceutical Products. London, U. K.: Academic Press, pp. 481-494.

Hudson, J., 2003. Employment. In: King, J. E., ed. The Edgar Companion to Post Keynesian Economics. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 112-117.

Hudson, J. and Egyedi, T. M., 2001. Maintaining the Integrity of Standards: The Java Case. In: Dittrich, K. and Egyedi, T., eds. Standards Compatibility and Infrastructure Development: Proceedings of the 6th EURAS Workshop. Delft: Technische Besturrskunde, pp. 83-89.

Articles

Orviska, M. and Hudson, J., 2017. Quantitative easing in the eurozone. International Finance Review, 18, pp. 143-159.

Hudson, C., Hudson, J. and Morley, B., 2017. Differing House Price Linkages Across UK Regions: A Multi-Dimensional Recursive Ripple Model. Urban Studies

Hudson, J., Orviska, M. and Hunady, J., 2017. People’s attitudes to robots in caring for the elderly. International Journal of Social Robotics, 9 (2), pp. 199-210.

Hamilton, A. and Hudson, J., 2017. The perceived impact of agricultural advice in Ethiopia. Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 23 (2), pp. 159-173.

Hudson, J., 2016. An analysis of the titles of papers submitted to the UK REF in 2014:authors, disciplines, and stylistic details. Scientometrics, 109 (2), pp. 871-889.

Hudson, J., 2016. What is Wrong with the West’s Economies? An Alternative View. A Comment on “What is Wrong with the West’s Economies?” by Edmund Phelps. Homo Oeconomicus, 33 (1), pp. 19-24.

El Khanji, S. and Hudson, J., 2016. Water utilization and water quality in endogenous economic growth. Environment and Development Economics, 21 (5), pp. 626-648.

Hudson, J., Caplanova, A. and Novak, M., 2015. Public attitudes to GM foods. The balancing of risks and gains. Appetite, 92, pp. 303-313.

Hudson, J., 2015. Consequences of aid volatility for macroeconomic management and aid effectiveness. World Development, 69, pp. 62-74.

Khazragui, H. F. M. and Hudson, J., 2015. Measuring the benefits of university research: impact and the REF in the UK. Research Evaluation, 24 (1), pp. 51-62.

Khan, F. A. and Hudson, J., 2014. Initial human capital or the rule of law:What matters for the income convergence of poor countries? Applied Economics, 46 (2), pp. 179-189.

Orviska, M., Caplanova, A. and Hudson, J., 2014. The impact of democracy on well-being. Social Indicators Research, 115 (1), pp. 493-508.

Orviska, M., Nemec, J. and Hudson, J., 2013. Standardization and the European standards organisations. Central European Journal of Public Policy, 7 (2), pp. 36-58.

Hudson, J., 2013. Ranking journals. The Economic Journal, 123 (570), F202-F222.

Hudson, J. and Laband, D. N., 2013. Using and interpreting journal rankings:Introduction. The Economic Journal, 123 (570), F199-F201.

Hudson, J. and Khazragui, H. F., 2013. Into the valley of death:Research to innovation. Drug Discovery Today, 18 (13-14), pp. 610-613.

Hudson, J. and Minnea, A., 2013. Innovation, intellectual property rights, and economic development: a unified empirical investigation. World Development, 46, pp. 66-78.

Hudson, J. and Orviska, M., 2013. Firms' adoption of international standards: One size fits all? Journal of Policy Modeling, 35 (2), pp. 289-306.

Hudson, J. R., 2013. Promises kept, promises broken?:The relationship between aid commitments and disbursements. Review of Development Finance, 3 (3), pp. 109-120.

Hudson, J., Williams, C., Orviska, M. and Nadin, S., 2012. Evaluating the impact of the informal economy on businesses in South East Europe: Some lessons from the 2009 world bank enterprise survey. South East European Journal of Economics and Business, 7 (1), pp. 99-110.

Hudson, J., 2012. Pharmacogenomics: where does Britain stand? Pharmacogenomics, 13 (1), pp. 1-3.

Čaplánová, A., Sivák, R. and Hudson, J., 2012. Vplyv priamych zahraničných investícií na inovačnú činnosť firiem. Politicka Ekonomie, 60 (6), pp. 764-779.

Sessions, J. and Hudson, J., 2011. Parental education, labor market experience and earnings: New wine in an old bottle? Economics Letters, 113 (2), pp. 112-115.

Cullis, J., Hudson, J. and Jones, P., 2011. A different rationale for redistribution: pursuit of happiness in the European Union. Journal of Happiness Studies, 12 (2), pp. 323-341.

Cullis, J., Hudson, J. and Jones, P., 2011. A Different Rationale for Redistribution: A Reply to Bjornskov. Journal of Happiness Studies, 12 (2), pp. 349-351.

Hudson, J. and Orviska, M., 2011. European attitudes to gene therapy and pharmacogenetics. Drug Discovery Today, 16 (19-20), pp. 843-847.

Sivak, R., Caplanova, A. and Hudson, J., 2011. The impact of governance and infrastructure on innovation. Post-Communist Economies, 23 (2), pp. 203-217.

Orviska, M. and Hudson, J., 2009. Dividing or uniting Europe? Internet usage in the EU. Information Economics and Policy, 21 (4), pp. 279-290.

Webber, D. J., Hudson, J. and Boddy, M., 2009. Regional productivity differentials in England: Explaining the gap. Papers in Regional Science, 88 (3), pp. 609-621.

Hudson, J. and Mosley, P., 2008. Aid volatility, policy and development. World Development, 36 (10), pp. 2082-2102.

Hudson, J. and Jones, P., 2008. Corruption and Military Expenditure: At 'No Cost to the King'. Defence and Peace Economics, 19 (6), pp. 387-403.

Hudson, C. and Hudson, J., 2008. Guaranteeing Quality in the EU: Who Gains Most? Journal of Regulatory Economics, 33 (3), pp. 283-298.

Hudson, J. and Mosley, P., 2008. The macroeconomic impact of aid volatility. Economics Letters, 99 (3), pp. 486-489.

Hudson, J., 2007. Be known by the company you keep: Citations - quality or chance? Scientometrics, 71 (2), pp. 231-238.

Hudson, J., VM Orviská, A., Čaplánová, [N. V.] and Medved, J., 2006. A Cross Section Approach to Measuring the Shadow Economy. Journal of Policy Modeling, 28, pp. 713-724.

Hudson, J., 2006. Institutional Trust and Subjective Well-Being across the EU. Kyklos, 59 (1), pp. 43-62.

Hudson, J. and Egyedi, T., 2006. Maintaining the Integrity of Standards: No Passage East of Java. Homo Oeconomicus, 22, pp. 1-20.

Hudson, J. and Orviska, M., 2006. Quiet in the Cathedral: Who is the Law Abiding Citizen? Homo Oeconomicus, 23, pp. 129-152.

Hudson, J. and Jones, P., 2005. "Public Goods": An Exercise in Calibration. Public Choice, 124 (3-4), pp. 267-82.

Egyedi, T. M. and Hudson, J., 2005. A standard's integrity: Can it be safeguarded? IEE Communications Magazine, 43 (2), pp. 151-155.

Orviska, M., Caplanova, A. and Hudson, J., 2005. Intended Electoral Participation in Transition Countries. Economics of Governance, 6 (3), pp. 211-28.

Jones, P. and Hudson, J., 2005. Rationality and Voting. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 19 (1), pp. 242-243.

Collard, D., Godwin, M. and Hudson, J., 2005. The provision of company benefits in the UK. Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 32 (7-8), pp. 1397-1421.

Mosley, P., Hudson, J. and Verschoor, A., 2004. Aid, poverty reduction and the 'new conditionality'. The Economic Journal, 114 (496), F217-F243.

Caplanova, A., Orviska, M. and Hudson, J., 2004. Eastern European attitudes to integration with western Europe. JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, 42 (2), pp. 271-287.

Hudson, J., 2004. Introduction: Aid and development. The Economic Journal, 114 (496), F185-F190.

Teera, J. M. and Hudson, J., 2004. Tax Performance: A Comparative Study. Journal of International Development, 16 (6), pp. 785-802.

Hudson, J. and Jones, P., 2004. The Impact of Standardization on International Trade, Homo Oeconomicus. EURAS Yearbook of Standardization, 4, pp. 1-20.

Jirojanakul, P., Skevington, S. M. and Hudson, J., 2003. Predicting young children's quality of life. Social Science and Medicine, 57 (7), pp. 1277-1288.

Hudson, J. and Jones, P., 2003. International Trade in 'Quality Goods': Signalling Problems for Developing Countries. Journal of International Development, 15 (8), pp. 999-1013.

Hudson, J. and Orviska, M., 2003. Tax Evasion, Civic Duty and the Law Abiding Citizen. European Journal of Political Economy, 19, pp. 83-102.

Laband, D. and Hudson, J., 2003. The pricing of economics books. Journal of Economic Education, 34 Fal (4), pp. 360-368.

Hudson, J. and Jones, P., 2002. In Search of the Good Samaritan: Estimating the Impact of 'Altruism' on Voters' Preferences. Applied Economics, 34 (3), pp. 377-83.

Jones, P. and Hudson, J., 2002. The economics of political integrity: A reply. Political Studies, 50 (3), pp. 579-583.

Hudson, J. and Jones, P., 2001. Measuring the efficiency of stochastic signals of product quality. Information Economics and Policy, 13 (1), pp. 35-49.

Jones, P. and Hudson, J., 2001. Political parties, political integrity and public policy: a 'transactions costs' approach. Political Studies, 49 (1), pp. 70-88.

Hudson, J. and Godwin, M., 2000. The compliance costs of collecting direct tax in the UK: An analysis of PAYE and National Insurance. Journal of Public Economics, 77 (1), pp. 29-44.

Mosley, P. and Hudson, J., 1999. Ha mejorado la eficacia de la ayuda? (Has Aid Effectiveness Increased? With English summary.). Informacion Comercial Espanola Revista de Economia

Hudson, J., 1997. Company Bankruptcies and Births Matter. Applied Economics, 29 (5), pp. 647-54.

Hudson, J., 1992. Pricing Dynamics in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Applied Economics, 24 (1), pp. 103-12.

Reports/Papers

Hamilton, A. and Hudson, J. R., 2014. Bribery and Identification:Evidence from Sudan. Working Paper. Department of Economics, University of Bath. (Bath Economics Research Working Papers; 21/14)

Hudson, J., 2012. Consequences of aid volatility for macroeconomic management and aid effectiveness. Working Paper. Helsinki, Finland: UNU-WIDER. (WIDER Working Papers; 2012/35)

Hudson, J., 2012. Internet Banking and the Marginal Internet User. Working Paper. Bath, U. K.: Department of Economics, University of Bath. (Bath Economics Research Working Papers; 7/12)

Lawson, C. and Hudson, J., 2010. Who is Anti-American in the European Union? Working Paper. Bath, U. K.: Department of Economics, University of Bath. (Bath Economics Research Working Papers; 09/10)

Hudson, J. and Sessions, J. G., 2009. The Impact of Parental Education on Earnings:New Wine in an Old Bottle? Working Paper. Bath, U. K.: Department of Economics, University of Bath. (Bath Economics Research Working Papers; 14/09)

Cullis, J., Hudson, J. and Jones, P., 2009. A Different Rationale for Redistribution:Pursuit of Happiness in the European Union. Working Paper. Bath, U. K.: Department of Economics, University of Bath. (Bath Economics Research Working Papers; 10/09)

Lawson, C. and Hudson, J., 2009. Anti-Americanism and Public Opinion in the European Union. Working Paper. Bath, UK: Department of Economics, University of Bath. (Bath Economics Research Working Papers; 19/09)

Hudson, J., 2009. Talking up Social Capital:An Analysis of Social Voice. Working Paper. Bath, U. K.: Department of Economics, University of Bath. (Bath Economics Research Working Papers; 6/09)

Non-academic press

Hudson, J., 2015. Revealed:why GM food is so hard to sell to a wary public. The Conversation

Hudson, J., 2015. Flat whites and fixies won’t save the economy, but there is some value in the creative pivot. The Conversation

Hudson, J., 2014. AstraZeneca opens vast library to researchers but gets first dibs on new drugs. The Conversation

Hudson, J., 2013. Universities are research power houses but fail to reap rewards. The Conversation

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