And then there were four … Yale Rhodes Scholars, that is
Tim Rudner ’16 has joined the ranks of 2016 Rhodes Scholarship winners — making him the fourth Yale student to receive the prestigious scholarship this year. (See related story.)
Rudner is a native of Germany, and his honor was announced along with those of other international Rhodes Scholars this week.
The Yale senior is a double major in applied mathematics and economics. He is interested in exploring economic issues from a multidisciplinary perspective and has conducted research on financial crises, international trade theory, and long-run economic growth models. His senior thesis, supported by a grant from the Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy, examines how variation in bank characteristics may have affected different types of bank risk during the European Sovereign Debt Crisis.
A German National Academic Foundation Scholar, Rudner has worked as a Tobin Research Assistant in the Yale Department of Economics and has performed research in the European Central Bank’s Financial Research Division. Outside his studies, he has worked as a mathematics, economics, and language tutor, served on the Yale Provost’s Undergraduate Advisory Committee, and acted as vice president of the Yale European Undergraduates.
At Oxford, Rudner plans to pursue an M.Sc. in applied statistics and an M.Sc. in mathematical modeling and scientific computing in preparation for further research in economics.