The cost of sustainability. The value of nature. We study the systems.

We are a world-class set of economists that collaborate with agronomists, scientists, engineers, legal scholars, and other researchers. We study tradeoffs, human behavior, and the allocation of scarce resources. The results? Sustainable food systems, reliable energy and water systems, healthy environments, and thriving communities.

Madhu Khanna is the Director of CEOS. Shadi S. Atallah and Hope Michelson are Associate Directors of CEOS. The Center is headquartered in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics and supported by the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences in the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. For program inquiries, email