Our overarching objective is to undertake economic and legal research that addresses real problems and directly feeds into policy. This is translated into active participation in international and national research projects and publications in scholarly journals and policy documents. In addition, our staff are involved in teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Within EEP, the Rural Business Unit (RBU) carries out a program of research in applied and institutional economic analysis of agriculture, the rural environment and rural development. Its work is funded primarily by government departments such as the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Environment Agency. In addition the Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research (4CMR) carries out research to foresee strategies, policies and processes to mitigate human-induced climate change which are effective, efficient and equitable, including understanding and modelling transitions to low-carbon energy-environment-economy systems.
Members of EEP are also involved in the work of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative.