Commons concern

American natural resource economist, Erik Nordman, has just written a book about Elinor Ostrom, the first woman to win the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. The Mint quizzed him on her thoughts on tackling climate change and her wider influence on our understanding of economies. It turns out that the level of international ambition to tackle climate change that emerges this November from COP26 will be the first real-life test of her proposals for managing the climate commons.

Read the transcript here.

Image credit: Courtesy Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Erik Nordman

Erik is a professor of natural resources management at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, USA. Nordman is also a faculty affiliate at Indiana University’s Ostrom Workshop, where he was …

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