Advancing effective governance worldwide
The Ostrom Workshop was founded at Indiana University in 1973 by Nobel laureate Elinor Ostrom and her husband, Vincent. Today, we carry forward their legacy by seeking and sharing solutions to the world’s most pressing problems involving communal and contested resources—from clean water to secure cyberspace.
The need for policies that incentivize effective governance is at the root of society’s most significant struggles. From famine to higher education, business loans to vaccinations, and disaster preparedness to internet connectivity, motivating people to work together is essential to overcoming our most important global challenges.