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Elinor Ostrom Indiana University, Bloomington, USA

Elinor Ostrom is the Arthur F. Bentley Professor of Political Science and Co-Director of the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, Bloomington. She was  elected  to  the  National Academy of Sciences in 2001; is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; and a recipient of the Frank E. Seidman Prize in Political Economy and the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science. Her books include Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action;  Rules, Games, and Common-Pool Resources (with Roy  Gardner  and  James  Walker);  and  Local Commons  and  Global Interdependence: Heterogeneity and Cooperation in Two Domains (with Robert Keohane).