WORKSHOP ON INFORMAL INSTITUTIONS AND INTRACTABLE GLOBAL PROBLEMS

WORKSHOP ON INFORMAL INSTITUTIONS AND INTRACTABLE GLOBAL PROBLEMS, April 16-17, 2012, Purdue University | West Lafayette, Indiana USA

Keynote Speaker

Confronting Challenging Collective Action Problems

How informal institutions can provide new perspectives on three intractable problems that have confounded policymakers for decades: climate change, food security, and women’s rights.

April 16, 2012 at 3:30 pm in Fowler Hall


Video archive of the late Professor Ostrom's lecture

Professor Elinor Ostrom

Recipient of 2009 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred NobelElinor Ostrom

Elinor Ostrom, an American political economist and distinguished professor at Indiana University, is the 2009 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences, which she shared with Oliver E. Williamson, for "her analysis of economic governance, especially the commons." To date, she is the first woman to win the prize in this category. Her work is associated with the new institutional economics and the resurgence of political economy.

Ostrom is the Arthur F. Bentley Professor of Political Science and Senior Research Director of the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at IU in Bloomington. She also is founding director of the Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity at Arizona State University in Tempe.

She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society.