Professor Ian Hodge

Rural Economy, Department of Land Economy

I am currently Professor of Rural Economy in the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Hughes Hall.  I was Head of Department between 2002-2011. I have a background in agricultural economics and rural planning and previously worked at the Universities of Newcastle upon Tyne and Queensland before coming to Cambridge in 1983.  I am a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and past President of the Agricultural Economics Society.
My research and teaching is primarily in the areas of rural governance, land and environmental management and agricultural and environmental policy.  My current research is focussing on agri-environment mechanisms, property institutions and neoliberalism, and largescale conservation initiatives.

Governing body, University conservation working group