*Elinor Ostrom: An Intellectual Biography*

by on January 20, 2018 at 3:09 pm in Books, Economics, Education, Political Science | Permalink

Once they moved to Indiana University and started the workshop, they were able to return to the initial idea.  Initially, Elinor Ostrom was hired for teaching “Introduction to American Government” on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 7:30 a.m.  “How could I say no?” she joked later.

That is from Vlad Tarko’s new and very useful biography of Ostrom.  Of course in 2009 she was both the first political scientist and the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in economics.

1 Barkley Rosser January 20, 2018 at 4:19 pm

Herbert Simon’s PhD was in political science and public administration, although he was never in a poli sci dept. But then he was never in an economics dept either. At his death he was in four depts. at CMU: comp sci (with their building in that there named for him), cognitive science, psychology, and management, and also having earlier been in the philosophy dept. He published 956 academic papers.


2 Enrique January 20, 2018 at 7:18 pm

But did he ever collaborate with Prof. Tailor Coward?


3 Mc January 20, 2018 at 8:41 pm

while i’ve got the stage 🙂 lil nobody f heads


4 Mc January 20, 2018 at 8:43 pm

you wish you could be around women like this:


5 Mc January 20, 2018 at 9:03 pm
6 Mc January 20, 2018 at 9:46 pm

a big, stops in, for a lil bit of chat


7 Ray Lopez January 21, 2018 at 12:11 am

I bought her book on how the Tragedy of the Commons is overcome in practice but have not gotten past the first few chapters, but intend to one of these days.


8 Andrew Smith January 21, 2018 at 3:09 am

I intend to read this book, eventually, as I cited her ideas.


9 corvusb January 21, 2018 at 11:12 am

IMO, if you’ve read the first few chapters, you’ve got the basic ideas. She goes into further instances and detail to provide supporting evidence. I found her concepts to be quite evolutionary, and I am very glad I took the time to read her.


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