Wow! Here are some wonderful links to look through, via the Mercatus Center. Here is the IU press conference. I've written a few articles on Elinor's work which I hope to publish in the mainstream media, but will update here. A fantastic day for multidisciplinary economists, and those of us who have her research at the core of what we do.
although she is multidisciplinary, she is an economist
My belated article on Elinor Ostrom - Nobel Laureate 2009 - at the IEA Blog. I particularly liked how The Economist demonstrated the common theme between Ostrom and Oliver Williamson:
Both Mr Williamson and Ms Ostrom have built on Mr Coase’s idea that all transactions have costs but that these costs will be minimised by different institutional arrangements in different situations.
It's really all about Coase, and - as I've mentioned before - a massive boon to multidisciplinary economists.
Their win reminds economists that borders between disciplines, like those between the firm and the market, can be profitably crossed.