Tag: Nobel economics

Elinor Ostrom: An Appreciation

Written by | June 21st, 2012

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Conservancy social scientist Craig Leisher looks back on the massive contributions of Elinor Ostrom, the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Economics, to conservation.

Beyond ‘The Tragedy of the Commons’: Why Conservation Needs a Rethink

Written by | October 27th, 2009

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Of course this year’s Nobel Peace Prize got all the press — as that prize nearly always does. The Nobel Prize in economics, by contrast, went almost unnoticed. That’s a double shame. First, because it was given to Dr. Elinor Ostrom of the Indiana University and Arizona State University — the first woman ever to […]

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