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Professor in Economics, University of Bath

John Hudson is a Professor in Economics. He joined the University of Bath in 1979. His publications span a wide range of areas including bankruptcies, inflation, unemployment, the impact of development aid, standardisation, taxation, altruism as well as the politico-economic interface.

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.

Professor Hudson has previously advised the South West Regional Development Agency, the WEelsh Assembly and DFID. 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.


  • 1979–present
    Professor in Economics, University of Bath


  • 2013
    Into the valley of death: research to innovation., Drug Discovery Today