Center for the Economics of Sustainability

Center for the Economics of Sustainability
Forces of Nature.
Courses of Action.
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In Focus
How Housing Discrimination Affects Environmental Inequality

Economists and urban planners generally agree that local pollution sources disproportionally impact racial minorities in the U.S.

Corn at dusk
In Focus
Adapting to Climate Change for Indiana's Agriculture

Indiana ranks in the top ten producers nationally for blueberries, as well as corn, soybeans, peppermint, processing tomatoes, cantaloupe, watermelon, snap beans, and cucumbers.

In Focus
Data on Rural Farmers' Extension Learning Improves Technology Adoption

Extension programs are an important component of government agricultural policy and development strategies in nations across the globe.

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

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

Champaign farm at sunset
Sustainable Food & Agriculture Stakeholder Roundtable: Key Takeaways
February 23, 2021
10:19 AM
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Over 20 people from stakeholder groups joined a dozen CEOS researchers on December 11, 2020 for the first CEOS Stakeholder Roundtable. The group discussed current efforts related to sustainable food and agriculture (SFA) and issues that need more work in the months and years ahead.

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March 1 Mini-Talks: Register here!
March 1, 2021
12:00 PM

Mini-Talks on the Economics of Sustainability #3

You're invited to the third CEOS Minitalks webinar on March 1st!

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Grad Students Win Mini-Grants
February 1, 2021
10:19 AM

Three graduate students won CEOS mini-grants for research over the next year!

These students in Agricultural and Consumer Economics all demonstrate a detailed plan and clear use of funds towards sustainability-related research projects in their applications.

Yep, we have a podcast!
April 1, 2020
10:19 AM

Most of us don't have the resources to read or understand every painstakingly-researched and written article that interests us. That's where the CEOS podcast comes in! 

When scholars publish new research, they tell us the major points and takeaways in about ten minutes.

We are still figuring this out, so bear with us as we continue to learn and produce these.

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