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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics

The Department has tended to admit between 5 and 10 students each year to the MPhil in Land Economy (by thesis). Research topics in recent years have included the following:

  • English and Welsh rivers: a common law approach to pollution prevention.
  • European Monetary Union: an analysis of the potential costs and benefits of UK participation.
  • The demand for office space in Central London since the early 1980's: The property cycle as usual or permanent structural change.
  • The architectural and social effects of zoning policies: an historical investigation of the Grosvenor estate's developmental methodology.
  • Retail planning and the development industry in England with special reference to out of town retail development.
  • The application of capital budgeting techniques to commercial property development procedures.
  • Environmental contamination and pesticides: Farm decision-making and policy.
  • The 'Plan-led System': Its consequences for the production and content of local plans.
  • Property valuations: A reliable basis for performance measurement.
  • Land Registration in Ghana.
  • The European Mortgage Market.
  • Formalities in land transactions.
  • Exclusionary Rights in Scotland