Assistant Director, Senior Lecturer
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. Dr. Ruddy has also taught a first year seminar, Baseball Economics, three times. He was nominated for the 2015-2016 Provost’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer at Ohio State.
Dr. Ruddy is the assistant director 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. He is the co-organizer and co-founder of the Ohio State Sports Analytics conference. The third annual conference will be held March 31- April 1, 2023. He has also overseen the SSI student research fair, advised several students sports based research, and arranged educational trips to the Blue Jackets, Clippers, Crew, and Cavaliers.
Dr. Ruddy’s research interests include Applied Econometrics, Economics of Education, Sports Economics, and Labor Economics