Elinor Ostrom

1933 - 2012

Elinor Ostrom

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. To date, she remains the first of only two women to win the Nobel Prize in Economics, the other being Esther Duflo. After graduating with a B.A. and Ph.D. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elinor Ostrom has received more than 675,737 page views. Her biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 34th most popular economist.

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Among economists, Elinor Ostrom ranks 34 out of 288Before her are Jan Tinbergen, Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Michael Porter, Wassily Leontief, Joseph Stiglitz, and Carl Menger. After her are Alexander Hamilton, Friedrich List, Mario Draghi, Jacques Delors, Werner Sombart, and Maurice Allais.

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Among people born in 1933, Elinor Ostrom ranks 23Before her are Francisco Gento, Tinto Brass, Arno Allan Penzias, Amartya Sen, Corazon Aquino, and Krzysztof Penderecki. After her are Susan Sontag, Costa-Gavras, Álvaro Siza Vieira, Oliver Sacks, Paul Biya, and Steven Weinberg. Among people deceased in 2012, Elinor Ostrom ranks 15Before her are Ahmed Ben Bella, Eric Hobsbawm, Jon Lord, Theo Angelopoulos, Michael Clarke Duncan, and Ernest Borgnine. After her are Sven Hassel, Larry Hagman, Kiro Gligorov, Roger Garaudy, John Demjanjuk, and Sylvia Kristel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Elinor Ostrom ranks 468 out of 12,171Before her are Jared Leto (1971), Duke Ellington (1899), Willis Carrier (1876), Frank Abagnale (1948), Jennifer Lopez (1969), and Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875). After her are Natalie Wood (1938), Isaac Singer (1811), Michael Landon (1936), The Notorious B.I.G. (1972), Warren Beatty (1937), and Susan Sontag (1933).

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), Michael Porter (1947), and Joseph Stiglitz (1943). After her are Gary Becker (1930), James Tobin (1918), Irving Fisher (1867), Thorstein Veblen (1857), W. Edwards Deming (1900), and Douglass North (1920).