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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics
Hauser Forum

The Environmental Economy and Policy research group (EEP) consists of applied economists, lawyers and policy experts. Our members are lecturers, research associates, research assistants and PhD students working on a broad range of environmental and agricultural policy issues.


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 Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance has its core research mission is to conduct integrative research on the governance of environmental transitions, understood as social and technological processes driven by environmental constraints that lead to fundamental changes in social organisation. Our work draws upon the knowledge of the drivers and implications of environmental change generated in various centres across the University of Cambridge and focuses on the law, economics and governance dimensions of environmental transitions. 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.     

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Members of EEP are also involved in the work of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative.

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