Nobel Laureate for Economics Elinor Ostrom Speaking at Law School

On October 6, 2011, the University of Wisconsin Law School and the Law School's Program in Real Estate, Land Use, and Community Development -- http://law.wisc.edu/ils/relucd/programhomepage.html -- are cosponsoring an event which will bring Professor Elinor Ostrom to the Law School. Professor Ostrom is a 2009 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences. Among other areas of expertise, Professor Ostrom studies issues with respect to the commons (common-pool or common property resource systems), including collective action issues which arise in managing common-pool resources.

The program will occur from 12:30-2:00 p.m. in Lubar Commons. As Professor Ostrom will be delivering the Hilldale Lecture at 3:00 p.m. on October 6th at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, she will not be giving a separate lecture at the Law School. Instead, we will host a panel discussion in which four panelists will each discuss how common-pool resource issues are relevant in his or her field and how law and policy have/have not or should/should not develop to address such issues. The four panelists are as follows:

Professor Daniel Bromley (Department of Agriculture and Applied Economics)
Professor Neil Komesar (Law School)
Professor Stephen Malpezzi (Business School)
Professor Melissa Scanlan (Law School and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Freshwater Sciences).

Each of the panelists will speak for ten minutes. Professor Ostrom will then spend twenty minutes responding to the panelists' presentations. We have reserved twenty minutes for questions from the audience.

Submitted by Mike Hall on September 19, 2011

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