W00T! (And the Nobel Prize in Economics)

Elinor Ostrom is one of this year’s laureates. Needless to say, we political scientists consider her one of our own kind.

Of the previous laureates, Kenneth Arrow has had a considerable impact on (parts of) political science – so here the economists can shout w00t – and Herbert Simon is still a classic in the field of public administration. Thomas Schelling is also known to political scientists.