Professor, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  amyando@illinois.edu

Professorship of Economics and Environmental Justice
Special Assistant for the College of ACES Dean’s Office for DEI
University Fellow, Resources for the Future

Amy Ando is a Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics. At UIUC, she holds the Professorship in Economics and Environmental Justice and works as Special Assistant in the College of ACES Dean’s office on efforts to advance DEI. In her other current professional responsibilities, she is one of the lead Co-Editors of the AJAE, an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, and a member of the Board of Agriculture and Natural Resources for the National Academies of Science.

Ando earned a B.A. in economics from Williams College in 1990 and a Ph.D. in economics from M.I.T in 1996. Prior to joining the faculty at Illinois she worked as a Fellow at Resources for the Future for three years where she is currently a University Fellow. Ando has secured grants from sources including the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture – NIFA. Papers emerging from her research have appeared in Science, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, the Journal of Law and Economics, the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, and numerous other scholarly journals and books.  She has worked on review panels for multidisciplinary grant competitions at the National Science Foundation and participated in expert advisory workshops related to stormwater and wildlife habitat policy for the EPA and the USDA. Ando has served on the Advisory Committee for the Environment Program at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation on advisory groups to help the City of Chicago form and evaluate stormwater initiatives, and currently on the Science Advisory Board for The Nature Conservancy in Illinois. She previously served as a Board member and then Vice President of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.

Provost Fellow, 2019-21, led Task Force to transform teaching assessment
Co-organizer, Heartland Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop
Co-Director, Center for Economics of Sustainability
Participant, program in Environmental and Resource Economics at UIUC