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Do you know who was the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Economics?

The political scientist Elinor Ostrom (1933-2012) was the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Economics for her analysis about economic policy and the boundaries of a firm. Professor Eva Ferreira tells us her biography in the article: Elinor Ostrom: the first woman Nobel in Economics (Elinor Ostrom: la primera mujer Nobel en Economía)

6 february 2017

Elinor Ostrom: the first woman Nobel in Economics is an article published in the website of Mujeres con Ciencia and written by Eva Ferreira. Eva Ferreira is a professor of the Master’s Degree in Banking and Quantitative Finance. She took a degree in Mathematics, continued her studies in Probability and Statistics in New York (Courant Institute, NYU). Afterwards she obtained a doctor in Economics and since 2006 she is a Professor of Applied Economics at the University of the Basque Country. Currently she is the director of UNIBASQ (Agency of Evaluation of the Basque University System)

According to professor Ferreira, “Elinor Ostrom gave us a clear example of the need of interdisciplinary when complex problems are addressed.” Elinor Ostrom died on 27 August 2012.

You can find the entire article of Eva Ferreira on the website Mujeres con Ciencia.

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