Chair in Real Estate
Deb has a joint appointment at the James Hutton Institute where she is Director of Science (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Rural Development, Rural housing markets, Common Agricultural Policy, Renewable Energy, Farm household behaviour.
Deb’s research focuses on the economics of rural change and reasons for regional disparities. In relation to the policy, she has explored the economy-wide impacts of changes in farm, forestry, structural and renewable energy policies using social accounting methods and general equilibrium models. She has also carried out research looking at individual farm household behaviour, including for example, a study on how off farm work influences on-farm production decisions. Increasingly her work has considered the importance of allowing for spatial effects and interdependencies in understanding rural economies including, for example, the spatial pattern of farm household transactions, and links between rural and urban housing markets arising from commuting and counterurbanisation.