The Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University Bloomington promotes the interdisciplinary study of institutions, incentives, and behavior as they relate to policy-relevant applications. The term“workshop” represents the Workshop’s conviction that the skills for this research are best acquired and used in a setting where students and experienced scholars have the opportunity to collaborate. On an ongoing basis, the Workshop hosts dozens of visiting scholars, research associates, graduate students, and affiliated faculty. The central themes of the Workshop’s research include self-governance and democratic reform, as well as collective action in the context of sustainable natural resources.
Vincent and Elinor Ostrom co-founded the Workshop in 1973. Under their leadership, the Workshop built an international reputation. Elinor Ostrom was a co-recipient of the 2009 Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, generally known as the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.
The Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis is supported in part by funding from the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at IU Bloomington. The Workshop also draws support from its endowments and from a number of external granting agencies such as the National Science Foundation.
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Sarita Soni, Vice Provost for Research
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