Elinor Ostroms wins Nobel Prize

Professor Elinor Ostrom, founding member of the International Association for the Study of Commons (IASC), was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economic Governance in 2009 "for her analysis of economic governance, especially the Commons." This recognition elevates the discussion on Commons such as user-managed fish stocks, pastures, woods, lakes, and groundwater basins, which provide a critical ‘safety net’ for over 2.5 billion rural poor across the globe; and is an energizing boost to the preparations towards the 13th Biennial IASC Conference to be held for the first time in South Asia, hosted by the Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) from 10th to14th January 2011 in Hyderabad, India.

We all join in congratulating Professor Ostrom on her receipt of this distinguished award.