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The Calculus of Commitment: The Ostroms, The Workshop and The Commons
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  • Charlotte Hess, Syracuse University
Document Type
Article
Date
1-1-2010
Keywords
  • Ostrom,
  • Elinor,
  • Ostrom,
  • Vincent,
  • human behavior,
  • common pool resources,
  • Workshop
Language
English
Description/Abstract

"When Elinor Ostrom was interviewed at Indiana University after winning the 2009 Nobel Prize in Economics for her study of economic governance, particularly the commons, she said 'The prize did come to me personally, but it would never have come but for the work I did with Vincent Ostrom all these years and the Workshop.' This piece ponders those humble words by a world-renown scholar through an—albeit brief—examination of the decades-long collaboration between Lin and Vincent Ostrom: two brilliant minds committed to better understanding the complexities of human behavior and the challenges of cooperation."

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Indiana University Commons metadata
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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Citation Information
Hess, Charlotte. 2010. “The Calculus of Commitment: The Ostroms, The Workshop, and The Commons.” The Commons Digest, no. 9 (Spring):1-5. http://www.iasc-commons.org/sites/all/Digest/cd09.pdf