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Wassily Leontief

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Wassily Leontief
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Wassily Wassilyevich Leontief

(1905-08-05)August 5, 1905[1]
DiedFebruary 5, 1999(1999-02-05) (aged 93)
CitizenshipRussian Empire, Soviet Union, United States
Alma materFrederick William University, (PhD)
University of Leningrad, (MA)
Known forInput-output analysis
AwardsNobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (1973)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Kiel
New York University
Harvard University
ThesisWirtschaft als Kreislauf (1928)
Doctoral advisorLadislaus Bortkiewicz
Werner Sombart
Doctoral studentsPaul Samuelson
Thomas Schelling
Robert Solow
Kenneth E. Iverson
Vernon L. Smith
Richard E. Quandt
Hyman Minsky
Khodadad Farmanfarmaian[3]
Dale W. Jorgenson[4]
Michael C. Lovell
Karen R. Polenske
F.M. Scherer[1]
InfluencesLéon Walras
InfluencedGeorge B. Dantzig

Wassily Wassilyevich Leontief (Russian: Василий Васильевич Леонтьев; August 5, 1905 – February 5, 1999), was a Russian-American economist. He is known for his research on input-output analysis.[5]

Leontief won the Nobel Committee's Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1973, and four of his doctoral students have also been awarded the prize (Paul Samuelson 1970, Robert Solow 1987, Vernon L. Smith 2002, Thomas Schelling 2005).

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1973".
  2. Wassily Leontief Birth Certificate. U.S. Library of Congress
  3. Harvard IOHP | Khodadad Farmanfarmaian Transcripts. Retrieved on 2017-09-06.
  4. Jorgenson, Dale W. (1998) Growth, Vol. 1: Econometric General Equilibrium Modeling. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press. ISBN 026226322X
  5. Dalyell, Tam (11 February 1999). "Obituary: Wassily Leontief". The Independent. Retrieved 18 May 2019.