Pat Hudson is a Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Cardiff.
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In 1971 Hudson was awarded a B.Sc. Economics from the London School of Economics and this was followed in 1981 by a PhD in History and Economic History from the University of York.
She is noted economic historian of the British Industrial revolution whose research has been noted for its stress on the wider economic, social and cultural aspects rather than an over-simplistic concentration of the role of individual entrepreneurs and gadgets. She has also researched, the textile industry especially wool textiles, proto-industrialisation, regional and local history. Some of her work has also stressed the appropriate use of economic theory for historians and quantitative research method.
Pat Hudson (2009) Reflections on the cliometrics revolution: conversations with economic historians, The Economic History Review, 62, no. 3 pages 779-781,
Pat Hudson (2000) History by Numbers: An Introduction to Quantitative Approaches, Arnold,
Pat Hudson (1992) The Industrial Revolution, Edward Arnold,
Pat Hudson (1986) The Genesis of Industrial Capital: A Study of the West Riding Wool Textile Industry, c.1750-1850, Cambridge University Press.