Nobel Prize winner, Elinor Ostrom passed away today after a fight with cancer at the age of 78. I had the pleasure of meeting Elinor a couple of times, most recently at an event at GMU in 2010.
Dr. Ostrom was awarded the Nobel Price in economics in 2009 for her work in understanding collective action and common pool resources. She was the first and only woman to have won the prize in economics.
Peter Boettke pays his respects. Here are my previous posts on Ostrom.
She will be missed.