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Review of the conferences of Mrs Elinor Ostrom, 2009 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences

June 20-24 2011, France


Date: June 20 - 24, 2011
Venue: Montpellier (Agropolis International & Corum) and Paris

650 people have attended the conference at Corum (Montpellier) on June 20 titled "Neither State Nor Market: Community Organization of Resources".
Download the presentation in French>>


See the video of Elinor Ostrom's interview: "You have to struggle to get anything accomplished" - June 21, 2011 - Agropolis International © Cirad


Elinor Ostrom's interview by TVSud




See hereafter the photos taken in Montpellier on June 20 and 21, 2011 (Corum and Agropolis International)

Voici un module Flickr utilisant des éléments d'un album intitulé Elinor Ostrom en visite en France. Créez votre propre module ici.


The whole works and exchanges of June 21, 2011 between researchers/PhDs and Elinor Ostrom will be published in scientific journals at the end of the year 2011.

Elinor OstromAgropolis International, CIRAD, Montpellier 1 University, CNAM and UNESCO have been in charge of this event.

Elinor Ostrom has been invited to France in homage to her overall work. She was in France from 20th to 24th June 2011 and has participated in a series of events in Montpellier and in Paris.

E.Ostrom's works are one of the main reference for those who, in the scientific and politic worlds, are building their speeches and actions on the one hand only on state management, and on the other hand, on the promotion of private property as a universal tool for the management of resources and environment management. E. Ostrom's analysis presents the collective action and the auto-organization as a third alternative between privatization and state management.

Download her biography >>

Themes tackled during these conferences:

  • Governance of common property good
  • Collective action,
  • Social-ecological systems.




Elinor Ostrom is Professor of Political Science at the Indiana University Bloomington (USA) where she has created the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis with her husband, Vincent Ostrom. She is also the Director of the Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity at Arizona State University (USA).

In 2009 she became the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize for Economics, with Oliver Williamson, for her analysis of economic governance and, in particular, common goods. To see a video of her speech on this occasion, click on the link below.

Further information on Nobel Memorial Prize>>

Press review - October 2009:
"PNSA" (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America)
"Science Magazine"



  • Monday 20-06-11
    Le Corum & UM1, Montpellier
  • Tuesday June 21-06-11
    Agropolis International, Montpellier
  • Wednesday June 22-06-11
  • Thursday 23-06-11
  • 14h: Le Corum
    Public conference «Neither State Nor Market: Community Organization of Resources», organized with the support of the Languedoc-Roussillon regional council
    Download the flyer (in French) >>

  • 17h30: Montpellier 1 University ("Maison des étudiants")
    Graduation ceremony « Honoris Causa » to Elinor Ostrom (upon invitation)

The whole works and exchanges between researchers / PhD and Elinor Ostrom will be published in scientific journals by the end of 2011

  • 10h-12h: OCDE (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
    Internal meeting
  • 14h-16h: MACIF headquarters (Paris)
    Workshop on Social and Solidarity Economy open to the national scientific community organized by the CNAM (Conservatoire National des Arts & Métiers), in partnership with the CIRIEC (Centre international de recherche sur l’économie sociale), the RIODD (Réseau international sur les Organisations et le Développement durable) and several scientific institutions and associations involved in Social and Solidarity Economy
    Further information >>
    List of participants

Organizing committee: M. Bevort (CNAM), B. Billaudot (Univ. Grenoble, AFEP), E. Brouseau (Univ. Paris 10, ISNIE), M. Capron (Univ. Paris Est, RIODD), B. Coriat (Univ. Paris Nord), J.-F. Draperi (CNAM, RECMA), J.-L. Laville (CNAM), V. Peugeot (VECAM), N. Richez-Battesti (Univ. Aix-Marseille 2)


Organizing Committee


  • Martine Antona (CIRAD)
  • Meriem Bouamrane (UNESCO)
  • François Bousquet (CIRAD) (Committee secretary) bousquet@cirad.fr
  • Roland Pérez (UM1, AAF, RIODD) perez.roland@free.fr
  • François Silva (ESCEM, CNAM, CIRIEC)
  • Jacques Weber (CIRAD, AAF)



Piloting Committee

  • O. Barreteau (IRSTEA)
  • J.-M.Boisson (Univ. Montpellier 1)
  • P. Lacombe (Montpellier SupAgro)
  • E. Montaigne (Ciheam-IAMM)
  • B. Romagny (IRD)
  • J. Rouchier (CNRS-Greqam)
  • E.Sabourin (CIRAD)
  • D. Sibony (ESCEM)
  • J.-M. Salles (Univ. Montpellier 1)
  • M.Willinger (Univ. Montpellier 1)

Sponsoring Committee

  • A. Arnaud (CIRIEC)
  • P. Caron (CIRAD)
  • M. Doucin (MAEE)
  • F. Duvergé (ESCEM)
  • C. Forestier (CNAM)
  • M. Griffon (ANR)
  • B. Hervieu (CIRAD)
  • B. Hubert (Agropolis International)
  • J.-L. Le Moigne (Univ. Aix-Marseille 2, RIC-APC-MCX)
  • G. Matheron (CIRAD)
  • C. Ménard (Univ. Paris 1, ISNIE)
  • E. Morin ( APC)
  • J. Pasquero, ( RIODD)




Updated on 22/03/12

Contact :

Scientific contacts:
Martine Antona & François Bousquet
research unit Green, Cirad


Contacts communication:
Anne Hébert

Nathalie Villeméjeanne

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