Robert Hudson

Professor Robert Hudson

Professor of Finance

Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

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Professor Robert Hudson is a Professor of Finance at Hull University Business School where he teaches on a number of executive, postgraduate and undergraduate modules.

Prior to this post, Robert was a Professor of Finance and head of the economics group at the University of Newcastle and, prior to that, a senior lecturer at the University of Leeds.

He has extensive business and consultancy experience and before entering the academic world, worked in the financial services industry for a number of years. As a result, Robert is committed to linking his teaching and research to practice.


Research Interests

  • Financial markets

  • The financial services industry

  • The financial behaviour of individuals

Research groups

  • Co editor of Review of Behavioral Finance

  • Assistant Editor of British Actuarial Journal

  • On the editorial board of Finance Research Letters

  • On the editorial board of the Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance


• Ashton A, Hudson R, 'The Price, Quality and Distribution of Mortgage Payment Protection Insurance: A Hedonic Pricing Approach', British Accounting Review, vol. 49, issue 2 pp242-255, 2017.

• Urquhart A, Gebka B, Hudson R, 'How Exactly Do Markets Adapt? Evidence from the Moving Average Rule in Three Developed Markets', Journal of International Financial Markets Institutions and Money, 38, pp 127–147, 2015.

• Soufian M, Forbes W, Hudson R, 'Adapting Financial Rationality: Is a New Paradigm Emerging?Critical Perspectives on Accounting, vol. 25, issue 8, pp724-742, 2015.

• Anderson R, Ashton J, Hudson R, 'The Influence of Product Age on Pricing Decisions: An Examination of Bank Deposit Interest Rate Setting', Journal of International Financial Markets Institutions and Money, 31, pp216-230, 2014.

• Urquhart A., Hudson R, 'Efficient or Adaptive Markets? Evidence from Major Stock Markets using Very Long Run Historic Data', International Review of Financial Analysis, 28, pp130-142, 2013. This paper was awarded the Tom Fetherston Prize for Best Paper in the Journal in 2013.

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Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Financial Management

  • Corporate finance

  • International finance

  • Financial derivatives

  • Risk and insurance

  • Risk management

Research PhDs

I welcome applications relating to financial markets, the financial services industry and the financial behaviour of individuals.

Completed PhDs 

  • Songyao (Shawn)Yao

  • Shima Amini

  • Marcus Toms

  • Andrew Urquhart

  • Hanxiong Zhang

  • Viktor Manahov

  • Fengyuan Shi

  • Izidin El Kalak

Current PhD Supervisions 

  • Andong Wang

  • Nikki Than

  • Said A AL Fazani

  • Rizwan Ahmed

  • C. Kumpamool

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) (Nottingham)

  • MA (Leeds)

  • PhD (Leeds)

  • CMath FIA

External roles

  • Recently worked as an external expert on projects on consumer finance with the FCA and the OFT.

  • Current or Past External Examiner on degree courses at Cass Business School, University of Leeds, Manchester Business School, University of Kent, University of Keele, University of York, Institute of Financial Services (ifs) and Glasgow Caledonian University.

  • Acted as an external examiner for doctoral degrees at many universities.

  • Robert is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and a Chartered Mathematician.

Awards and accolades

  • Received Anbar Certificates of Excellence for three of his papers.

  • Winner of an Emerald Citation of Excellence for one of the 50 best papers in management in 2007.

  • Winner of the prize for Best Paper in Conference at the 16th Global Finance Conference, Honolulu, April 2009.

  • Highly Commended Award Winner in the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2011.

  • Received an Outstanding Reviewer award for the significant contribution he made as a Reviewer to the Review of Behavioral Finance throughout 2012.

  • Winner of the Tom Fetherston Prize for Best Paper in the International Review of Financial Analysis in 2013.

Professional highlights

  • Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.

  • Head of Economics Department at Newcastle University.

  • Co-editor of Review of Behavioral Finance.

  • Consultant to the Office of Fair Trading and the Financial Conduct Authority.

  • Member of the Finance and Investment Research and Education Sub-Committees of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.