Amy Ando, PhD

Amy Whritenour Ando is an associate professor of environmental economics in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1996 and her BA in economics from Williams College in 1990. Ando works primarily on problems of species and land conservation, including optimal reserve design and understanding the relationship between private and public conservation activity. She also studies other topics related to environmental economics and policy such as:  the determinants of household recycling and rain-barrel adoption; the welfare effects of ethanol policy; and policy to control invasive ornamental plant species. Ando serves on the editorial boards of two journals and has served on review panels for grant competitions at the National Science Foundation. She is working with the City of Chicago to form its stormwater management policies, sits on the Environment Programs' Habitat Advisory Committee for the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and works on the program committee for the Wildlife Habitat Policy Research Program run by the National Council for Science and the Environment.