Professor Ian Hodge

Emeritus Professor of Rural Economy at Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge

Emeritus Professor of Rural Economy, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge

Ian Hodge is Emeritus Professor of Rural Economy in the University of Cambridge. He has taught in Cambridge since 1983 and was Head of the Department of Land Economy between 2002 and 2011. He is a Life Fellow of Hughes Hall and was Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He is a member of the Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) Economics Advisory Panel and was President of the Agricultural Economics Society in 2007-08.

Ian's research interests include environmental governance, rural policy, property, planning and land use. His book, ‘The Governance of the Countryside’, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2016.

  • 14 January 2019, 4pm

    Environmental Land Management

    This policy workshop brought together policy makers, academics, and industry experts to explore what is needed to design and implement a new Environmental Land Management system after the UK leaves the European Union.

  • 8 November 2018

    How can environmental policy be locally appropriate, empowering and deliverable?

    Policy workshop bringing together policy makers, academics, practitioners and people from civil society organisations to explore what is needed to make national environmental policy locally appropriate, empowering and deliverable.

  • In news articles

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