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Elinor Ostrom IU Historical Marker Ceremony

In October 2009, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that it had awarded the Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences to Indiana University professor Elinor Ostrom. Ostrom, who passed away in…

From  rtsvideo RTVS Video Archive on October 7th, 2019 31 plays 0  

10/05/17 Tocqueville Lecture - Peter Levine: “Elinor Ostrom and the Citizen’s Basic Question: What Should We Do?”

Instead of asking “What is going on and why?” or “What should be done?” (the most typical questions in the social sciences), a citizen must ask “What should we…

From  David Price on October 5th, 2017 89 plays 0  

04/12/2017 Ostrom Memorial Lecture - Kenneth Shepsle: "Rule Breaking and Political Imagination"

This lecture is based on a soon-to-appear book of stories about institutions and how they sometimes fail to perform in ways we expect. Institutions have figured prominently in theories of politics of…

From  David Price on April 13th, 2017 46 plays 0  

02/22/2016 - Laszlo Borhi: “More than Victims? Popular Responses to National Socialist and Stalinist Dictatorships: The Case of Hungary”

Scholarship on totalitarian regimes moved away from the victimology model. Subjects of national socialist and communist dictatorships seem to have acted in dialogue with the powerful state. Many more…

From  wptpcnf1 Ostrom Workshop Conference 1 on February 22nd, 2016 8 plays 0  

02/15/2016 - Alston, Mueller, Nonnenmacher: “Institutions and Interest Groups: Economic and Political Performance”

We analyze how institutions determine the emergence, organization, and strategies of interest groups, as well as their impacts on economic performance. In early self-interest models of interest group…

From  wptpcnf1 Ostrom Workshop Conference 1 on February 15th, 2016 13 plays 0  

02/08/2016 - Gary Libecap: Economic Analysis of Property Rights: First Possession of Water in the American West

We analyze the economic determinants and long-run e↵ects of prior appropriation surface water rights from 1852 to 2013 and show how formal property rights developed to generate the discovery of…

From  David Price on February 9th, 2016 12 plays 0  

02/01/2016 - Colloquium Presentation, Barbara Cherry: Historical Distortion: How Misuse of “Public Utility and “Natural Monopoly” Misdirects U.S. Telecommunications Policy Development

“Public utility” and “natural monopoly” have been misused in U.S. telecommunications policy debates. Opponents of network neutrality mischaracterize common carriage regulation…

From  David Price on February 3rd, 2016 9 plays 0  

01/29/2016 - Tocqueville Lecture Series, Paul Dragos Aligica, “Institutional Diversity and Political Economy: The Ostroms and Beyond”

In his article “Virginia, Rochester, and Bloomington” (Public Choice, 1988), William C. Mitchell wrote: Aside from the family analogy, it seems that three schools of thought have appeared…

From  David Price on February 2nd, 2016 36 plays 0  

01/25/2016 Colloquium - David Samuels: “Inequality and Democratic Survival”

Conventional wisdom holds that democracy endures in rich countries but is unstable in poor ones. Building on Ansell and Samuels (2014), we suggest that the sources of democratic stability lie not…

From  David Price on January 27th, 2016 24 plays 0