Edited by Jayme Lemke, Vlad Tarko
Elinor Ostrom was the first female winner of the Noble Prize in economics and her achievement has generated renewed interest in the Bloomington School research program in institutional economics and political economy.
These essays showcase Ostrom’s extensive and lasting influence throughout economics and the wider social sciences. Part 1 contextualises the Bloomington School within schools of economic thought and then shows how Ostrom’s distinct methodology is used in policy-making and governance. Part 2 uses case studies to illustrate the value of civic involvement within public policy, a method pioneered by Ostrom and the Bloomington School.
The book provides a valuable resource for those keen to understand Ostrom’s approach, especially when applied to policy-making and wider application in the social sciences. Readers new to the Bloomington School will be introduced to its central areas of research while those already familiar with the School will appreciate its subtle connections to other disciplines and research agendas.
Jayme Lemke is a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and a Senior Fellow in the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.
Vlad Tarko is Assistant Professor in Economics at Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA. He is the author of Elinor Ostrom: An Intellectual Biography (2017) and co-author of Capitalist Alternatives: Models, Taxonomies, Scenarios (2015).