Senior Research Associate, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge
Ben Lang is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge. He is the Manager of the Department's Rural Business Unit, and his research interests focus on: Farm incomes with particular reference to the East of England; Manager of the Farm Business Survey commissioned by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, London; Economics of Crop Production; International Comparison of Crop Enterprise Performance; and Efficacy of Agri-Environment Schemes.
The Rural Business Unit (RBU), which Ben leads, is a leading UK centre in Agricultural and Horticultural Economics and undertakes a substantial programme of research for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). This work involves the analysis of farm businesses and commodity enterprises in order to inform agricultural policy in Whitehall and Brussels and the evaluation of policy measures such as set-aside.
The RBU has over 70 years experience of survey work and holds data sets covering virtually every aspect of the Farm Business. Expertise in the Unit is diverse, including agricultural economics, policy analysis, farm business management and survey design.