October 29, 2009
Nobel Prize Winner's Work Shines Light on Altruism
Elinor Ostrom, the Indiana University scholar who is the co-winner of the 2009 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science, was not well known, even to economists, before the award was announced this month. It is probable that few scholars or people who work in the nonprofit world had ever heard of her. Until now, no reference to her work has appeared in The Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Yet, throughout her career, her research has been building a case for the importance of
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