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I just heard this too. I posted something on ThinkMarkets. I did not know her (or her work) nearly as well as Pete; but I know a true genius when I see one. And a wonderful human being.

Her death is a great loss. She had been seriously ill for somewhat over half a year, but she is all you said about her, Pete, and more. RIP, Lin. That some challenged her receiving the Nobel is simply an intellectual embarrassment. Her book, Governing the Commons has been cited over 13,000 times, more than the entire citations of a majority of econ Nobelists.

And, as you noted, she was a wonderful person as well. Again, RIP, Lin.

What a shock. I feel really sad to learn this. I consider her work as one of the most inspiring I've ever read. Beyond its multidisciplinary character, I especially loved the way she could blend several methods in a single paper or chapter - game theory, experimental economics, economic history, field work. Her work was a plea in favor of diversity and pluralism in many ways. Very sad.

"We have much work to do, and we will honor her by getting on with that task." Absolutely, she is inspiration to make the best use possible of the time we have.

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