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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics

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About the Department of Land Economy

The Department of Land Economy is a leading international centre, providing a full programme of taught courses within an intensive, research-oriented environment. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework assessment, 50% of the Department's research work was described as "World Leading" and a further 38% as "Internationally Excellent".

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The Department's multidisciplinary courses are distinctive within Cambridge and set it apart from other Cambridge departments and faculties.

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Research Groups

There are two core Research Groups within the Department, each containing leading international scholars:

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Cornell International Real Estate Case Competition

Nov 27, 2015

A team of six final year undergraduates went to New York to take part in the Cornell Real Estate Case Competition in early November and described it as, "a fantastic learning opportunity".

UIBS M&A Challenge won by Cambridge MPhil in Real Estate Finance Students representing the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge

Nov 26, 2015

A team comprised of MPhil Real Estate Finance students, Ben Dalton, Ivan Pedretti and Julian Hilbert, along with two other students, Leonie Hondeborg from Judge Business School and Victor Nourrissat from Warwick Business School, won on the final round of the UIBS M&A Challenge, an international case study competition hosted by the finance societies of London School of Economics (LSE), University College London (UCL) and Imperial College. The final round and an exclusive networking session was held at Imperial College of London on Saturday 14th November 2015.

‘Traditional authority’ linked to rates of deforestation in Africa

Nov 25, 2015

New analysis reveals a strong correlation between precolonial institutions in Africa and current levels of deforestation. Researchers suggest that many of these structures still operate at a local level, controlling and exploiting natural resources under the radar of the state, and that such legacies of governance pose a major challenge for implementing conservation policies.

New study by Land Economy researchers: for private equity funds, connections are more important than performance

Nov 18, 2015

A new study by Dr Franz Fuerst of the Department of Land Economy and Sebastian Krautz, a Departmental visiting scholar, shows that connections and company size are more important for successful fundraising in the private equity real estate sector and performance track records.

MPhil Prizewinners 2014-2015

Nov 05, 2015

Land Economy MPhil Prizewinners 2014-2015

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