*Elinor Ostrom: An Intellectual Biography*

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.


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.

But did he ever collaborate with Prof. Tailor Coward?

while i've got the stage :) lil nobody f heads

you wish you could be around women like this:


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

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.

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

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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