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About us

The Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute (LEEP) sits within the Economics Department at the University of Exeter Business School.

We bring together national and international expertise linking the environmental and physical sciences with economic and social science analysis to improve decision making by governments, businesses and communities regarding the environment, economy and wellbeing.

LEEP specialises in cutting edge research across a variety of fields including:

  • integrated modelling of natural, economic and social systems
  • the incorporation of the natural environment within decision making
  • bringing the complexities of real world locations into analyses, conservation and society
  • impacts of climate change on farming and land use

We place great emphasis upon our engagement with knowledge users in government and the business sector, delivering high impact by translating research into policy and investment action.