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Conservation Research Institute



Professor Ian Hodge's research and teaching is primarily in the areas of rural governance, land and environmental management and agricultural and environmental policy.  His current research is focussing on agri-environment mechanisms, property institutions and neoliberalism, and largescale conservation initiatives.

He is currently Professor of Rural Economy in the Department of Land Economy and he was Head of the Department of Land Economy between 2002-2011. He has 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.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and past President of the Agricultural Economics Society. 


Key publications: 

Hodge, Ian (2016) The Governance of the Countryside: Property, Planning and Policy. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Hodge, Ian and Adams, William M. (2016) Short-Term Projects versus Adaptive Governance: Conflicting Demands in the Management of Ecological Restoration. Land 5(4), 39; doi:10.3390/land5040039

Dwyer, Janet and Hodge, Ian (2016) Governance structures for social-ecological systems: Assessing institutional options against a social residual claimant.  Environmental Science and Policy 66, 1-10.

Hodge, Ian (2014) European agri-environmental policy: the conservation and re-creation of cultural landscapes. Chapter 22, pp.583-611, in Joshua M. Duke and JunJie Wu (eds.) The Handbook of Land Economics, Oxford University Press, New York.

Hodge, I.D. and Adams, W.M. (2012) Neoliberalisation, rural land trusts and institutional blending. Geoforum 43 (3) 472-482.

Professor of Rural Economy

Contact Details

The David Attenborough Building, Pembroke Street
(01223) 337134


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