Center for the Economics of Sustainability

Center for the Economics of Sustainability
Forces of Nature.
Courses of Action.
Tiger in forest
In Focus
Worshipping the Tiger Matters for Conservation

The non-use existence value of nature is a seldom discussed topic in the field of economics, and for good reason: In a subject full of figures, equations, and meticulously constructed quantitative models, how could one estimate the n

Map of bird biodiv decline
In Focus
U.S. Bird Decline from Neonicotinoid Pesticide Use

Republished from the University of Illinois press release, August 10, 2020

Logging and land grabbing in Brazil
In Focus
Reduce Deforestation and Wildlife Trade to Thwart Pandemics

A new peer-reviewed study in published in Science on July 24 explores how investments to prevent tropical deforestation and wildlife trade could significantly reduce overall costs associated with widespread zoonotic diseases that have rampaged thr

Prairie autumn
In Focus
Is Choosing Nature a Choice?

How childhood nature experiences affect adults’ conservation choices.

If you visited a meadow frequently as a child, would you want more to live near a natural area as an adult?

Why it Matters.

The Center for the Economics of Sustainability harnesses economics to promote prosperity and human well-being now and in the future with a balance of reliable food, water and energy systems, environmental quality, and community development. Our research helps inform environmental policy and resource management decisions in Illinois — and around the world.

Research Output

Save the date: 12/2 second round of mini talks on the economics of sustainability
November 19, 2020
10:20 AM
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

CEOS' second round of bitesized Mini-Talks on the economics of sustainability are coming up soon! Join us on Wednesday December 12th for four 10-minute talks from University of Illinois Faculty that focus on the sustainability economics of food and agriculture. Like before, the talks will be followed by a brief Q&A session and are as follows:

Ceos mini talks
The First Round of Sustainability Mini-Talks are Now Online!
November 3, 2020
9:00 AM

Did you miss out on our first round of the Economics of Sustainability Mini-Talks? Don't worry! All four talks, hosted by Amy Ando, Madhu Kanna, Hope Michelson, and Yilan Xu are now available on the CEOS Youtube channel!


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CEOS Presenters
SAVE THE DATE: 10/28 Upcoming Mini-talks on the Economics of Sustainbility
October 20, 2020
10:19 AM
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

CEOS's mini-talks on the economics of sustainability are coming up soon! Join us on Wednesday, October 28th to hear four 10 minute segments from College of ACES faculty about overcoming sustainability challenges in agricultural and urban systems. The talks will be followed by a brief Q&A session, and are as follows:

David Bullock Receives $4 million NRCS Grant for On-Farm Input Research
April 17, 2020
10:19 AM
United States

David Bullock and a team of researchers recently secured a $4,000,000 grant from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to help American farmers implement on-farm conservation practices. The grant will be put toward David’s project, “Improving the Economic and Ecological Sustainability of U.S.

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