The Ostrom Workshop was founded over four decades ago by Vincent Ostrom (1919-2012) and Elinor Ostrom (1933-2012). Vincent and Elinor (Lin) believed that ideas and theories must be considered through the lens of experience—that the critical connection is between ideas and what gets done, an approach that continues to this day.
Lin Ostrom is awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences "for her analysis of economic governance, especially the commons."
Provost Robel charges the Ostrom Workshop to build upon the legacy of Vincent and Lin Ostrom with an expanded set of governance research programs.
Here are a few highlights about our recent work and major events.
Last fall the Ostrom Workshop welcomed a new director, Lee J. Alston, who also has an appointment as Professor of Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences.
We just completed our strategic planning process! Thanks to OVPR for its guidance and support, and to everyone else who offered feedback, especially members of the Strategic Planning Committee.
We are providing more opportunities for Workshop affiliated faculty (WAF) to be directly involved in the implementation of our strategic plan. If you are interested in being affiliated during AY 2015-2016, please download the document below, which includes a fillable application form due by the end of July.
The Provost's blog will soon be featuring our ongoing summer activities. Make sure to follow the blog to get a peek as we start implementing our new strategic plan.
We periodically publish a newsletter with various announcements and reports to keep local and external affiliates informed about our activities.
The Ostrom Workshop
513 N. Park Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47408-3895