Elinor Ostrom: An Intellectual Biography

Jan 25, 2018
George Mason University, Fairfax Campus
Buchanan Hall (formerly Mason Hall), D100
Fairfax, VA 22030
United States

Event Speakers

Vlad Tarko

Assistant Professor of Economics, Dickinson College

Peter J. Boettke

Director, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

Bobbi Herzberg

Distinguished Senior Fellow, F. A. Hayek Program in Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

Michael McGinnis

Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, Indiana University, Bloomington

Elinor Ostrom was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in economics. She has been at the forefront of New Institutional Economics and Public Choice revolutions, discovering surprising ways in which communities around the world have succeeded in solving difficult collective problems. Most notably, she worked together with many other scholars and synthesized different theoretical frameworks with on-the-ground fieldwork to discover important insights about polycentricity and institutional evolution. In Elinor Ostrom: An Intellectual Biography (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016), Vlad Tarko takes readers on an intellectual journey through Elinor Ostrom's career and highlights the theoretical foundations that underpin her research and propel the continuation of New Institutional Economics. 

Please join the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University for a panel discussion featuring author and assistant professor of economics Vlad Tarko and his recent book, Elinor Ostrom: An Intellectual Biography.

The panel will also include commenters Bobbi Herzberg, Hayek Program Distinguished Senior Fellow, and Michael McGinnis, Professor and Chair with the Department of Political Science at Indiana University Bloomington and former Director of the Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis.