Ostrom’s legacy remains strong seven years after Nobel

Indiana University’s Elinor Ostrom received the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in December 2009, becoming the first — and still the only — woman to receive the award. Seven years later, there are nearly constant reminders of her influence, including academic studies that build on her theories, symposia that celebrate her work and policy analyses […]

China’s rise and Tiger Moms: today’s ‘Yellow Peril’?

Is the “Yellow Peril” fear that gripped America in the late 1800s making a comeback? Indiana University historian Ellen Wu asks that provocative question in a recent essay for History News Network. Wu links alarmist news accounts about China as a rising superpower to U.S. stereotypes of high-achieving Asian-American children. Together, she contends, they make […]