Elinor Ostrom

The Los Angeles native, who taught at Indiana University for almost five decades, was the first woman to win the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="8006070" title="Nobel Prize Awards" href="/topic/arts-culture/nobel-prize-awards-8006070.topic">Nobel Prize</a> in economics after demonstrating that communities can manage natural resources as well as or better than government or business. She was 78. <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-elinor-ostrom-20120613,0,2391643.story"><span class="center_label">Full obituary</span></a><br>
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<a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-2012notables-gallery,0,1269713.photogallery"><span class="center_label">Notable deaths of 2012</span></a>

( Gilles Petard / Redferns / April 11, 2014 )

The Los Angeles native, who taught at Indiana University for almost five decades, was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in economics after demonstrating that communities can manage natural resources as well as or better than government or business. She was 78. Full obituary

Notable deaths of 2012

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