Elinor Ostrom

 

 

Age: 78

 

Summary: professor of political science at Indiana University who became the first and only woman to win a Nobel Prize in economics when she shared the 2009 prize with Oliver Williamson from UC Berkeley as they were honored for analyzing the rules by which people exercise authority in companies and economic systems.

 

 

Cause of Death: Pancreatic cancer

 

Born: August 7, 1933

 

Died: June 12, 2012

 

Location: Bloomington, Indiana