Elinor Ostrom

Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)

1315 East Tenth Street

Bloomington, IN 47405

United States

Indiana University Bloomington - Department of Political Science

Bloomington, IN

United States

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Private and Common Property Rights

Number of pages: 116 Posted: 21 Nov 2008
Elinor Ostrom and Charlotte Hess
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and Syracuse University Library
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Common Property, Private Property, Common-pool Resources, Governance

Private and Common Property Rights

Indiana University, Bloomington: School of Public & Environmental Affairs Research Paper No. 2008-11-01
Number of pages: 117 Posted: 01 Oct 2011
Elinor Ostrom and Charlotte Hess
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and Syracuse University Library
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Common Property, Private Property, Common-pool Resources, Governance

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A Polycentric Approach for Coping with Climate Change

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5095
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Elinor Ostrom
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
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Climate Change Mitigation and Green House Gases, Environmental Economics & Policies, Climate Change Economics, Transport Economics Policy & Planning, Environment and Energy Efficiency

A Polycentric Approach for Coping with Climate Change

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 29 Sep 2011
Elinor Ostrom
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
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Climate Change Mitigation and Green House Gases, Environmental Economics & Policies, Climate Change Economics, Transport Economics Policy & Planning, Environment and Energy Efficiency

The Meaning of Social Capital and Its Link to Collective Action

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 23 Nov 2008
Elinor Ostrom
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
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social capital, collective action, behavior

The Meaning of Social Capital and its Link to Collective Action

HANDBOOK ON SOCIAL CAPITAL, Gert T. Svendsen and Gunnar L. Svendsen, ed., Edward Elgar, 2008 , Indiana University, Bloomington: School of Public & Environmental Affairs Research Paper No. 2008-11-04
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 01 Oct 2011
Elinor Ostrom and T. K. Ahn
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and Seoul National University - Department of Political Science and International Relations
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social capital, collective action, behavior

Polycentric Systems as One Approach for Solving Collective-Action Problems

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 21 Nov 2008
Elinor Ostrom
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
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polycentricity, collective action, common pool resources, markets, institutions

Polycentric Systems as One Approach for Solving Collective-Action Problems

Indiana University, Bloomington: School of Public & Environmental Affairs Research Paper No. 2008-11-02
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 01 Oct 2011
Elinor Ostrom
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
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polycentricity, collective action, common pool resources, markets, institutions

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Developing a Method for Analyzing Institutional Change

ASSESSING THE EVOLUTION AND IMPACT OF ALTERNATIVE INSTITUTIONAL STRUCTURES, Sandra Batie and Nicholas Mercuro, eds., London: Routledge Press, 2008
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 03 Jul 2007
Elinor Ostrom
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
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institutional change, analysis, social science

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Beyond the Tragedy of the Commons

Economia delle fonti di energia e dell’ambiente, Vol. 52, No. 1, pp. 35-60
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 24 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 12 Jun 2011
Xavier Basurto and Elinor Ostrom
Duke Marine Lab, Nicholas School of the Environment and Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
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sustainable development, renewable resources fisheries, renewable resources commons

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Design Principles of Robust Property-Rights Institutions: What Have We Learned?

PROPERTY RIGHTS AND LAND POLICIES, K. Gregory Ingram, Yu-Hung Hong, eds., Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2009
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 21 Nov 2008
Elinor Ostrom
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
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property rights, open access

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Sustainable Social-Ecological Systems: An Impossibility?

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 07 Jul 2007
Elinor Ostrom
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
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sustainability, social-ecological systems

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The Variety of Property Systems and Rights in Natural Resources

Indiana University-Bloomington School of Public & Environmental Affairs Research Paper No. 2010-08-01
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 10 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2011
Daniel H. Cole and Elinor Ostrom
Indiana University Maurer School of Law and Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
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Property, Rights, Governance, Natural Resources, Conservation, Sustainability

The Evolution of Institutions: Toward a New Methodology

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 29 Sep 2011
Elinor Ostrom and Xavier Basurto
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and Duke Marine Lab, Nicholas School of the Environment
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institutions

The Evolution of Institutions: Toward a New Methodology

Presented at the Robert Schumann Center, European University Institute, Florence, Italy, May 8-9, 2009
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 18 Jul 2009
Elinor Ostrom and Xavier Basurto
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and Duke Marine Lab, Nicholas School of the Environment
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institutions

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The Future of the Commons - Beyond Market Failure and Government Regulation

Institute of Economic Affairs Monographs, 2012, Indiana University, Bloomington School of Public & Environmental Affairs Research Paper No. 2012-12-02
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 20 May 2013 Last Revised: 22 Aug 2013
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA), Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD), University of London - Department of Political Economy and University of Arizona - Department of Political Economy and Moral Science
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Response: The Institutional Analysis and Development Framework and the Commons

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 95, p. 807, 2010, Indiana University-Bloomington School of Public & Environmental Affairs Research Paper No. 2010-05-01
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 26 May 2010 Last Revised: 24 Jul 2011
Elinor Ostrom
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
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Institutional Analysis, IAD Framework, Knowledge, Commons

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Building Trust to Solve Commons Dilemmas: Taking Small Steps to Test an Evolving Theory of Collective Action

GAMES, GROUPS, AND THE GLOBAL GOOD, Simon Levin, ed., New York: Springer, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 21 Nov 2008
Elinor Ostrom
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
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commons, collective action

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The Vital Role of Norms and Rules in Maintaining Open Public and Private Economies

Free Enterprise: Values in Action Conference Series, 2005-2006, MORAL MARKETS: THE CRITICAL ROLE OF VALUES IN THE ECONOMY, Paul J. Zak, ed., Princeton University Press, 2007
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 14 Sep 2006
Elinor Ostrom and David Van Martin Schwab
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and Indiana University Bloomington
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Why Do We Need Laboratory Experiments in Political Science?

Indiana University, Bloomington: School of Public & Environmental Affairs Research Paper No. 2008-11-03
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 23 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 04 May 2012
Elinor Ostrom
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
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political science, behavior, common pool resources

Why Do We Need Laboratory Experiments in Political Science?

Indiana University, Bloomington: School of Public & Environmental Affairs Research Paper No. 2008-11-03
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 01 Oct 2011
Elinor Ostrom
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
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political science, behavior, common pool resources

The Challenge of Crafting Rules to Change Open Access Resources into Managed Resources

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 23 Nov 2008
Elinor Ostrom
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
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rules, open access, common pool resources, resource management, complexity

The Challenge of Crafting Rules to Change Open Access Resources into Managed Resources

Indiana University, Bloomington: School of Public & Environmental Affairs Research Paper No. 2008-11-05
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 01 Oct 2011
Elinor Ostrom
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
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rules, open access, common pool resources, resource management, complexity

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Robustness of Social-Ecological Systems to Spatial and Temporal Variability

Society and Natural Resources, Vol. 20, pp. 307-322, 2007
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 11 Jul 2007
Marco A. Janssen, John M. Anderies and Elinor Ostrom
Arizona State University (ASU), Arizona State University (ASU) and Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
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disturbances, institutions, resilience, robustness, social-ecological system, variability

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The Governance Challenge: Matching Institutions to the Structure of Social-Ecological Systems

PRINCETON GUIDE TO ECOLOGY, Simon Levin, ed., Princeton University Press, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 23 Nov 2008
Elinor Ostrom
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
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governance and politics, institutions, common pool resources, polycentricity, social-ecological systems

Rules Without Enforcement are but Words on Paper

Revista de Economía Institucional, Vol. 11, No. 21, Second Semester 2009
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 13 Jan 2010
Elinor Ostrom
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
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rules, social systems, ecological systems

Rules Without Enforcement are But Words on Paper

Revista de Economía Institucional, Vol. 11, No. 21, Second Semester 2009
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 16 Aug 2011
Elinor Ostrom
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
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rules, social systems, ecological systems

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Engaging Impossibilities and Possibilities

ARGUMENTS FOR A BETTER WORLD: ESSAYS IN HONOR OF AMARTYA SEN, Kaushik Basu, Ravi Kanbur, eds., New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 522-541, 2009
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 21 Nov 2008
Elinor Ostrom
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
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Beyond Markets and States: Polycentric Governance of Complex Economic Systems

Transnational Corporations Review, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2010
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 12 Mar 2012
Elinor Ostrom
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
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polycentric, common-pool resources, institutional analysis

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A Framework for Analysing the Microbiological Commons

International Social Science Journal, Vol. 188, pp. 335-349, June 2006
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 30 Jul 2007 Last Revised: 18 Aug 2017
Charlotte Hess and Elinor Ostrom
Syracuse University Library and Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
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microbiological commons, new commons, knowledge, information

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Deliberation, Learning, and Institutional Change: The Use of Judicial Forums in Institutionally Diverse Settings

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 07 Jul 2007
William A. Blomquist and Elinor Ostrom
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
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deliberation, learning, institutional change

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Grandfathering

NYU Wagner Research Paper No. 2182573, Indiana University, Bloomington School of Public & Environmental Affairs Research Paper No. 2012-11-03
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 29 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 07 Dec 2012
Independent, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and Göteborg University - Department of Economics
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First in time, prior appropriation, grandfathering, incentives

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The Challenges of Achieving Conservation and Development

The Annual Proceedings of the Wealth and Well-Being of Nations, Volume IV, 2011-2012
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 16 Nov 2012
Elinor Ostrom
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
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economics, ecology, conservation, development, economic development

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Empirical Foundations for Agent-Based Modeling: How Do Institutions Affect Agents' Land-Use Decision Processes in Indiana?

Proceedings of the Agent 2002 Conference on Social Agent: Ecology, Exchange, and Evolution
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 08 May 2017
Indiana University Bloomington, Arizona State University (ASU), Carleton College - Department of Political Science & Environmental Studies, Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and University of Missouri at Kansas City - Department of Public Administration/Cookingham Institute
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agent-based model; institution; Indiana; land-use and land-cover change

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Institutions and the Environment

Economic Affairs, Vol. 28, Issue 3, pp. 24-31, September 2008
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 12 Sep 2008
Elinor Ostrom
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
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A Long Polycentric Journey

Annual Review of Political Science, Vol. 13, pp. 1-23, 2010
Posted: 14 Oct 2010
Elinor Ostrom
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)

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Connectivity and the Governance of Multilevel Social-Ecological Systems: The Role of Social Capital

Annual Review of Environment and Resources, Vol. 34, pp. 253-278, 2009
Posted: 04 Jun 2010
Eduardo S. Brondizio, Elinor Ostrom and Oran R. Young
Indiana University, Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)

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Collective Choice in the Commons: Experimental Results on Proposed Allocation Rules and Votes

Economic Journal, Vol. 110, No. 460, January 2000
Posted: 13 Jul 2000
Indiana University - Department of Economics and Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University Bloomington - Department of Economics, Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and Saint Vincent College

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