Our ambition is to fundamentally understand how to manage issues stemming from governance failures.

We’re focused on these research programs

The Ostrom Workshop focuses on the study of governance as it relates to a variety of research areas. These are our established research programs:

New programs will be added as they fit into our ever-changing research agenda.

We seek to leverage the knowledge produced both within and across research programs in order to enhance educational opportunities for students at IU and worldwide, produce innovative and policy-relevant research, and increase the scope for multidisciplinary collaborations.

Since its creation in 1973, the Workshop has regularly engaged field experts like Tecla, a Mozambican beekeeping instructor presenting to Workshop members visiting Nhaedze, July 1999. Courtesy Digital Library of the Commons.