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Beyond Markets and States: Polycentric Governance of Complex Economic System

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dc.contributor.author Ostrom, Elinor
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-22T18:20:13Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-22T18:20:13Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/7707
dc.description.abstract "In this article, I will describe the intellectual journey that I have taken the last half century from when I began graduate studies in the late 1950s. The early efforts to understand the polycentric water industry in California were formative for me. In addition to working with Vincent Ostrom and Charles Tiebout as they formulated the concept of polycentric systems for governing metropolitan areas, I studied the efforts of a large group of private and public water producers facing the problem of an overdrafted groundwater basin on the coast and watching saltwater intrusion threaten the possibility of long-term use. Then, in the 1970s, I participated with colleagues in the study of polycentric police industries serving US metropolitan areas to find that the dominant theory underlying massive reform proposals was incorrect. Metropolitan areas served by a combination of large and small producers could achieve economies of scale in the production of some police services and avoid diseconomies of scale in the production of others." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject Workshop en_US
dc.subject Nobel Prize en_US
dc.subject polycentricity en_US
dc.subject economic behavior en_US
dc.subject common pool resources en_US
dc.title Beyond Markets and States: Polycentric Governance of Complex Economic System en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US

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