Ostrom Workshop Grant Recipients Share Projects, Discoveries

December 17, 2015

In the spirit of supporting emerging scholarship, the Ostrom Workshop is offering grants to an increasing number of postdoctoral and graduate students.

IN MEMORIAM: Douglass C. North

December 1, 2015

Douglass C. North, a Nobel laureate whose work in applying economic theory to history offered a new understanding of how societies coordinate people’s behavior, died on Monday at his home in Benzonia, Mich. He was 95.

13 Women Who Transformed the World of Economics

December 1, 2015

Economist Justin Wolfers recently wrote about how female economists are airbrushed out of academic discussion when they have a male coauthor. We decided to bring together some of the women who’ve had the biggest impact on the subject and the practice of economic policy, whether in academia, business, politics, or education.

Two new items from Workshop Affiliated Faculty

August 18, 2015

Baldwin, E., C. Washington-Ottombre, J. Dell'Angelo, D. Cole, and T. Evans. 2015. "Polycentric Governance and Irrigation Reform in Kenya." Governance.
Henderson, C.D., ed. 2014. Tocqueville's Voyages: The Evolution of his Ideas and Their Journey beyond his Time. Indianapolis, IN: Liberty Fund.

The Ostrom Workshop: A Campus Asset for Social Scientists

August 14, 2015

This is an exciting time for the social sciences at Indiana University.

Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic (PBT) Chemicals: Technical Aspects, Policies, and Practices

August 13, 2015

New publication from Ostrom Workshop grad student Adam D. K. Abelkop, SPEA Dean John D. Graham, and professor Todd V. Royer.

Crop Failure Early Warning Systems Powered by TextIt: A Case Study

July 30, 2015

A write up of an IU-Princeton research project (with attribution to Ostrom Workshop) in Kenya and Zambia.

General Theory of Federalism

April 24, 2015

Mike McGinnis's presentation, "General Theory of Federalism: What the Ostroms Can Teach Us about How State Attorneys General Can Continue to Contribute to Polycentric Governance," to the Midwest Regional Meeting of the National Association of State Attorneys General, Indianapolis, IN, March 31.

New International Journal of the Commons, Volume 8 Number 2

March 12, 2015

This issue focuses on the Social-ecological systems meta-analysis database (SESMAD), an internationally collaborative meta-analysis project that builds on previous seminal synthetic work on small-scale common-pool resource systems conducted at the Ostrom Workshop. The project is behind the case studies and synthetic articles that compose the issue, along with a special feature on the Spatiality of the Commons and the book reviews section.

Elinor Ostrom Prize 2015 Shortlist

February 18, 2015

Each year a prize of £1000, funded by the Foundation for European Economic Development (FEED), is awarded for the best full-length article published in the Journal of Institutional Economics in the preceding calendar year. The annual prize competition is judged by an international committee of experts in the field of institutional research.