Outsource Magazine — August, 2012

Elinor Ostrom: getting involved in your own governance

This month’s column pays a tribute to Elinor Ostrom, who shared the Nobel Prize award in economic science in 2009 with Oliver Williamson. Ostrom, who died at age 78 on June 12, was cited by the Nobel Committee for “her analysis of economic governance, especially the commons,” a term that refers to resources that are owned or shared in common among communities.

It’s well past time to recognise Ostrom, and sadly I wish I would have given her the credit she deserves before her passing…

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