Announcing the Elinor Ostrom Prize Competition

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A prize of £1000 is awarded each year for the best full-length article published in the Journal of Institutional Economics in the preceding calendar year.

Each annual prize competition will be judged by an international committee of experts in the field of institutional research. The award is funded by the Foundation for European Economic Development. Approval to use the Ostrom name has been obtained from the Indiana University Foundation.

The first Elinor Ostrom Prize 2014 for the best full-length article published in the Journal of Institutional Economics in 2013 was awarded at the conference of the World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research, in Greenwich, London, UK on 11-14 September 2014.

The 2014 Elinor Ostrom Prize was awarded to Fabio Landini for his article “Institutional change and information production” – JOIE 9(3) Sep 2013

These other articles were shortlisted:

·         Richard Grabowski, “The formation of growth coalitions: The role of the rural sector” – JOIE 9(3) Sep 2013

·         Francisco Beltrán Tapia, “Enclosing literacy? Common lands and human capital in Spain, 1860-1930” – JOIE 9(4) Dec 2013

·         Stefan Voigt, "How (not) to measure institutions" – JOIE 9(1) Mar 2013
 

2015 Elinor Ostrom Prize

The jury for the 2015 Elinor Ostrom Prize competition consists of Bruno Amable, Christopher Coyne, David Dequech, Thrainn Eggertsson, Will Milberg, Ugo Pagano, and Malcolm Rutherford. They will select the best full-length article published in the Journal of Institutional Economics in 2014. The award will be made at the WINIR Conference on 12 September 2015 in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

Shortlisted for the 2015 prize are:

  • John Buchanan, Dominic Chai and Simon Deakin, “Empirical analysis of legal institutions and institutional change: multiple-methods approaches and their application to corporate governance research” – JOIE 10(1) Mar 2014
     
  • Xavier Hollandts and Virgile Chassignon, “Who are the owners of the firm: shareholders, employees or no-one?” – JOIE 10(1) Mar 2014
     
  • Juha Hiedanpää and Daniel W. Bromley, “Payments for environmental services: Durable habits, dubious nudges, doubtful efficacy” – JOIE 10(2) Jun 2014
     
  • Daniel H. Cole, Graham Epstein and Michael McGinnis, “Digging Deeper into Hardin’s Pasture: The Complex Institutional Structure of the ‘Tragedy of the Commons’” – JOIE 10(3) Sep 2014
     
  • Valentin Seidler, “When do institutional transfers work? The relation between institutions, culture and the transplant effect: the case of Bornu in north-eastern Nigeria.” – JOIE 10(3) Sep 2014

    Access the shortlisted articles here