Elinor Ostrom received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2009 for "her analysis of economic governance, especially the commons." She was the first, and only, woman to be awarded the Nobel prize in this category. She was on the faculty of both Indiana University, Bloomington and Arizona State University.

Elinor Ostrom visits the Stone Age Institute
Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom came to The Stone Age Institute to attend a workshop organized by the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Pictured from left to right: Reina Wong, Nicholas Toth, Elinor Ostrom, and Kathy Schick.

Professor Ostrom lived in Bloomington, Indiana and she came to The Stone Age Institute for an all day mini-conference on Governance and Management organized by the School of Public and Environmental Affairs in October 2011. Proceedings were held at The Stone Age Institute's Great Library.

At Indiana University, Bloomington, Professor Ostrom was the Arthur F. Bentley Professor of Political Science and Co-Director of the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis. At Arizona State University, Tempe, Professor Ostrom was Research Professor and the Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity. In addition, Professor Ostrom was the lead researcher for the Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management Collaborative Research Support, which is managed by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.



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