Elinor Ostrom

1933 - 2012

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Elinor Claire "Lin" Ostrom (née Awan; August 7, 1933 – June 12, 2012) was an American political economist whose work was associated with the New Institutional Economics and the resurgence of political economy. In 2009, she was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for her "analysis of economic governance, especially the commons", which she shared with Oliver E. Williamson. She was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Economics.After graduating with a B.A. and Ph.D. in political science from UCLA, Ostrom lived in Bloomington, Indiana, and served on the faculty of Indiana University, with a late-career affiliation with Arizona State University. She was Distinguished Professor at Indiana University and the Arthur F. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elinor Ostrom has received more than 890,924 page views. Her biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Elinor Ostrom is the 37th most popular economist (down from 34th in 2019), the 551st most popular biography from United States (down from 468th in 2019) and the 7th most popular American Economist.

Elinor Ostrom is most famous for her work in the field of political economy, specifically in the study of economic governance. She is best known for her research on how communities can manage common resources, such as forests, fish, and water, without resorting to the use of government regulation.

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Among economists, Elinor Ostrom ranks 37 out of 315Before her are Gunnar Myrdal, Carl Menger, Michael Porter, Karl Polanyi, Léon Walras, and Jan Tinbergen. After her are Werner Sombart, Oliver E. Williamson, Bernard Mandeville, John Hicks, Gary Becker, and Alexander Hamilton.

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Among people born in 1933, Elinor Ostrom ranks 23Before her are Philip Roth, Tinto Brass, Amartya Sen, Francisco Gento, Susan Sontag, and Arno Allan Penzias. After her are Costa-Gavras, Corazon Aquino, Oliver Sacks, Richard Rogers, Bernardo Provenzano, and Gene Wilder. Among people deceased in 2012, Elinor Ostrom ranks 16Before her are Ahmed Ben Bella, Yitzhak Shamir, Theo Angelopoulos, Michael Clarke Duncan, Ernest Borgnine, and Carroll Shelby. After her are George Tupou V, Sylvia Kristel, John Demjanjuk, Roger Garaudy, Donna Summer, and Robin Gibb.

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Among people born in United States, Elinor Ostrom ranks 551 out of 15,968Before her are Buckminster Fuller (1895), Romina Power (1951), Kevin Spacey (1959), Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839), Clifford Geertz (1926), and Kamehameha I (1758). After her are Eddie Murphy (1961), Henry Mancini (1924), Philip Glass (1937), Lon Chaney (1883), Sean Penn (1960), and Lewis H. Morgan (1818).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Elinor Ostrom ranks 7Before her are Milton Friedman (1912), Philip Kotler (1931), Paul Samuelson (1915), Herbert A. Simon (1916), Joseph Stiglitz (1943), and Michael Porter (1947). After her are Oliver E. Williamson (1932), Gary Becker (1930), Thorstein Veblen (1857), Kenneth Arrow (1921), James Tobin (1918), and W. Edwards Deming (1900).