Elinor Ostrom Prize
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.
For more information including shortlisted articles and prize committee members, visit the JOIE prizes and awards page.
2022 Elinor Ostrom Prize - Shortlist Announcement
The shortlist for the Elinor Ostrom prize has been released - check out the full list and enjoy free access to included articles on the prizes and awards page.
The winner will be announced at the Seventh WINIR Conference in September 2022.
2021 Elinor Ostrom Prize - Announcement
Two articles published in Journal of Institutional Economics (2020) have been awarded the 2021 Elinor Ostrom Prize:
Abigail Devereaux and Linan Peng, “Give Us a Little Social Credit: To Design or To Discover Personal Ratings in the Era of Big Data", JOIE 16(3): 369-387.
David Ciepley, “The Anglo-American Misconception of Stockholders as ‘Owners’ and ‘Members’: Its Origins and Consequences”, JOIE 16(5): 623-642.
The award was announced on 7 August 2021, on Elinor Ostrom's birthday.
Elinor Ostrom Prize - Winner 2020
Congratulations to Elise Brezis and Joël Cariolle for winning the 2020 Ostrom Prize for their article “The revolving door, state connections, & inequality of influence in the financial sector” published in Volume 15, Issue 4 of Journal of Institutional Economics.
Elinor Ostrom Prize - Winners 2019
Robbert Maseland, “Is Colonialism History? The Declining Impact of Colonial Legacies on African Institutional and Economic Development”, JOIE 14(2): 258-287.
Colin Harris, “Institutional Solutions to Free-Riding in Peer-to-Peer Networks: A Case Study of Online Pirate Communities”, JOIE 14(5): 901-924.
Elinor Ostrom Prize - Winner 2018
Avner Greif and Joel Mokyr, “Cognitive Rules, Institutions and Economic Growth: Douglass North and Beyond”, JOIE 13(1): 25-52.
Elinor Ostrom Prize - Winner 2017
Agnès Labrousse, “Not By Technique Alone: A Methodological Comparison of Development Analysis with Esther Duflo and Elinor Ostrom”, JOIE 12(2): 277-303.
Elinor Ostrom Prize - Winner 2016
Roger Koppl, Stuart Kauffman, Teppo Felin, and Giuseppe Longo (2015), “Economics for a Creative World", JOIE 11(1): 1-31.
Elinor Ostrom Prize - Winner 2015
Daniel H. Cole, Graham Epstein and Michael McGinnis (2014), “Digging Deeper into Hardin’s Pasture: The Complex Institutional Structure of the ‘Tragedy of the Commons’", JOIE 10(3): 353-369.
Inaugural 2014 Elinor Ostrom Prize - Winner
Fabio Landini, "Institutional Change and Information Production", JOIE 9(3): 257-284.