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Elinor Ostrom

Fixing Nature For Healthy Drinking Water: It's Not Cheap!

Daniel Moss | Posted 08.02.2016 | Green
Daniel Moss

The water crisis is making headlines from Mexico City to Flint, Michigan, and the idea of payment for environmental services dates back at least as far as the Dust Bowl.

Democracy and Civic Studies

Harry Boyte | Posted 03.22.2016 | Politics
Harry Boyte

Civic Studies also includes other traditions of theory and practice such as critical theory, community organizing, popular education, and interpretative social science, which recognizes the importance of different kinds of knowledge and different ways of knowing, not simply scientific or academic knowledge.

A Citizen Alternative to ISIS

Harry Boyte | Posted 11.23.2016 | Politics
Harry Boyte

In the face of violent threats from groups like ISIS, a citizen-led alternative is crucial. Schools and colleges are a potential site. Thus my first idea.

The Triumph of the (Internet) Commons

Nigel Barber | Posted 08.20.2014 | Technology
Nigel Barber

As electronic communities shrink distance, a generation of (mostly) young people has begun to look upon the Internet (and even the entire global ecosystem) as something tightly interconnected and mutually supportive.

The Buck Stops Here

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business
Jill S. Tietjen

On February 1, Janet Yellen made "Her Story" when she became the Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank, the first female to hold that position. Many firsts for women in the financial services industry preceded Yellen's appointment.

Capitalism at the Crossroads

John Friedman | Posted 11.06.2012 | Business
John Friedman

I have never shied away from being a staunch believer in capitalism as an economic system. Not that capitalism is perfect. It is far from it, as evidenced by a myriad of environmental catastrophes, social ills and corrupt behavior.

Elinor Ostrom and a New Culture in Economics

Gernot Wagner | Posted 08.14.2012 | Business
Gernot Wagner

Economists typically aren't known for being nuanced. But Ostrom won a Nobel for her nuance for a reason.

Farewell, Lin Ostrom

David Sloan Wilson | Posted 08.13.2012 | Science
David Sloan Wilson

The world lost a great human being in the passing of Elinor Ostrom. I was privileged to work with her during the last few years to integrate the body of her work, which originated within the field of political science, with evolutionary theory.

Grand Junction Health Care System Will Be Studied By Nobel Laureate

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Gary Harmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Grand Junction health care system has been studied from afar for years now. It's about to get the equivalent of a house call. This examinati...

Why Ostrom's Nobel Is Even More Shocking Than Obama's

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Randall Amster

Make no mistake, despite the somewhat tame Nobel committee description, Ostrom's body of work is inherently radical, demonstrably anti-corporate, and implicitly socialistic.

A Nobel Prize for Sharing the Commons and Avoiding the Tragedy of Copenhagen

Mike Sandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Sandler

Elinor Ostrom's work won her the Nobel Prize in Economics but it could have significant impact on the environment, if applied to fisheries, groundwater, the ozone layer, public forests and oceans.

The Nobel Prize in Inscrutability (i.e. Economics) Goes to...

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

The ability to generate a large body of work on matters whose importance are shrouded in mystery is a key attribute of all world-class economists, and Nobel laureates Ostrom and Williamson are in the vanguard.

Sexism and the Workplace: Have We Come a Long Way (Baby)?

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

The reality is that, even if you are a female executive at Goldman Sachs, you will never be part of the "boys' club" -- and guess what, it's still a boys' club.

Nobel Prizes 2009: A Record Year For Women

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AP -- This year a record five women were honored by the Nobel committees. In total, only 40 women have won the prestigious prizes, including Marie Cur...

Women Make Nobel History

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Madeleine M. Kunin

For the first time ever, three women won top science prizes and we saw the first woman in Nobel history awarded the economics prize. Girls are now just as good at math as the boys.

Equality: Past, Present and Future

Rep. Carolyn Maloney | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Rep. Carolyn Maloney

Of the 211 statues in our nation's Capitol, only 11 are of female leaders. This is not because great women didn't exist. It is simply the case that we can do a great deal better in telling the whole story.

Ostrom & Williamson's Nobel Prize "Ironic"

The Big Picture | Barry Rithholtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The odds favorite to win the Nobel, Eugene Fama, lost the prize to two other Americans, Elinor Ostrom and Oliver Williamson. Ostrom & Williamson stud...