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Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom 1933–2012

Nobel Prize winner Elinor Ostrom

Elinor Ostrom, the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences, died Tuesday, 12 June, 2012, at the age of 78 after a battle with cancer. Ostrom received the 2009 Nobel Prize for her research demonstrating that ordinary people are capable of creating rules and institutions that allow for the sustainable and equitable management of shared resources.

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