Areas of Expertise
- economics and sports
- sports data analytics
Ryan Ruddy is a senior lecturer in the Department of Economics at The Ohio State University. He joined the department in 2015 after earning his Ph.D. in economics at the University of Houston. Dr. Ruddy also earned a B.A. in mathematics at the University of Michigan- Flint and an M.A. in Economics from Miami University.
Dr. Ruddy has taught nine different courses at Ohio State including principles of microeconomics (honors), intermediate microeconomics (calculus based), elementary econometrics, econometrics I, econometrics II, sports economics, sports data analytics and economic analysis, survey of econometric methods I, and applied quantitative methods II (Ag Econ). Sports Analytics and Economic Analysis and Survey in Econometric Methods I were both developed by Dr. Ruddy. During the Fall 2019 semester, he will teach a first year seminar: Baseball Economics. He was nominated for the 2015-2016 Provost’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer at Ohio State.
Dr. Ruddy is a member of the faculty governing board of the Sports and Society Initiative at Ohio State. He also serves as the faculty adviser for the Sports Analytics Association, a student organization that aims to foster interest in sports analytics.
Dr. Ruddy’s research interests include Applied Econometrics, Economics of Education, Sports Economics, and Labor Economics