CANCELLED - Nobel Prize Winner Elinor Ostrom Speech

DateApril 20, 2012Time1:00 - 3:00 pm
LocationThis public lecture scheduled for April 20 has been cancelled.
DescriptionNobel Prize Winner Elinor Ostrom speaks on campus on "Analyzing Collective Action." Her abstract of the presentation: Collective action problems pervade all societies as well as ecological systems used by humans. Substantial evidence has accrued during the last several decades that human actors are able to solve some (but definitely not all) collective action problems on their own without external rules and enforcement imposed on them from the outside. In this lecture, I will review some of the structural variables that have been found to affect the likelihood of collective action. Then, I address the need to base future work on collective action on a more general theory of human behavior than has been used to model collective action. I will then discuss how structural variables affect the core relationships of reputation, trust, and reciprocity as these affect levels of cooperation.
PublisherOffice of the Provost
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