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 966,972 page views. Her biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Elinor Ostrom is the 38th most popular economist (down from 37th in 2019), the 503rd most popular biography from United States (up from 551st in 2019) and the 7th most popular 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 38 out of 315Before her are Alexander Hamilton, Ronald Coase, Gunnar Myrdal, Léon Walras, Karl Polanyi, and Benjamin Graham. After her are Wassily Leontief, Ragnar Frisch, Thorstein Veblen, Friedrich List, Gary Becker, and Jacques Attali.

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Among people born in 1933, Elinor Ostrom ranks 27Before her are Just Fontaine, Lina Medina, Paul Biya, Krzysztof Penderecki, Heinrich Rohrer, and Costa-Gavras. After her are Arno Allan Penzias, Wilbur Smith, Richard Rogers, Kim Novak, Philip Zimbardo, and Álvaro Siza Vieira. Among people deceased in 2012, Elinor Ostrom ranks 18Before her are Jon Lord, George Tupou V, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Yitzhak Shamir, Ernest Borgnine, and Sylvia Kristel. After her are Robin Gibb, John Demjanjuk, Tony Scott, Roger Garaudy, Donna Summer, and Ravi Shankar.

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Among people born in United States, Elinor Ostrom ranks 503 out of 18,182Before her are Liza Minnelli (1946), Richard Widmark (1914), Owen Chamberlain (1920), Jeffrey Epstein (1953), Harriet Tubman (1820), and Paul Simon (1941). After her are Melvin Calvin (1911), Ruth Benedict (1887), Immanuel Wallerstein (1930), Florence Foster Jenkins (1868), John Kerry (1943), and Robert Mitchum (1917).

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), Michael Porter (1947), Joseph Stiglitz (1943), and Herbert A. Simon (1916). After her are Thorstein Veblen (1857), Gary Becker (1930), Douglass North (1920), Kenneth Arrow (1921), W. Edwards Deming (1900), and Irving Fisher (1867).