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PROFESSOR ELINOR OSTROM AND THE 2009 NOBEL PRIZE FOR ECONOMICS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 117: tabled on 19 November 2009

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 35 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House warmly welcomes the award of the 2009 Nobel Prize for Economics in October to the co-operative theorist and researcher, Professor Elinor Ostrom of Indiana University; is especially pleased that, albeit far too late, she is the first woman to win this esteemed prize; notes Professor Ostrom has been recognised for integrating research and scholarship from economics, political sciences and sociology, creating an inter-disciplinary fusion enhancing the understanding of poverty and the distribution of resources; agrees with Professor Ostrom that steps towards agreement on social differences can be successfully taken at family, community, civic and national level; further agrees with her judgment that co-operative systems of management succeed in contexts where market theorists long predicted failure; also agrees with the observation of Ed Mayo, the chief executive designate of Co-operatives UK, in The Guardian on 17 October 2009 that Professor Ostrom has demonstrated `that human behaviour in our capacity to collaborate is so much richer and more creative that the traditional theorists of the dismal science of economics would have us believe'; and calls on the Government to adapt Professor Ostrom's principles into its own economic policies.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Gower
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Stockton North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Keighley
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 24 November 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Sunderland North
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Oxford West and Abingdon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 1 December 2009
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Luton North
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Tamworth
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2009
Hereford
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Battersea
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 November 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 December 2009
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2009
Montgomeryshire
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2009
Hemel Hempstead
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Nottingham South
Spink, Bob
Independent
Signed on 24 November 2009
Castle Point
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Pudsey
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 November 2009
Caernarfon
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2010
Cardiff Central
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.