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

The winning and shortlisted articles can be downloaded for free from HERE

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.