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Remembering Elinor Ostrom

A tribute to the economist, Elinor Ostrom, who went far beyond the public-private goods dichotomy to understand the evolution of societal frameworks and develop the institutions and development framework. She challenged the notion of "tragedy of the commons" and her fi eld experiments helped understand in some of the critical tenets of institutional analysis to provide the rationale behind citizens' abilities to craft institutions to cope successfully with commons in some settings though not in others.

In the passing away of Elinor Ostrom on 12 June 2012, the academic community lost a towering figure and the world, a multifaceted persona. She will be remembered both as a Nobel-winning social scientist and also as a teacher and an institution-builder by scores of her fellow researchers and students across the world.

Outstanding Social Scientist

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