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  Wassily Leontief at IDEAS
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Postal Address: Wassily Leontief obtained the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel in 1973 and died in 1999.
Leontief, Wassily & Mariscal, Jorge & Sohn, Ira, 1983.
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  Wassily Leontief, Economist Who Won a Nobel, Dies at 93
Leontief was a thinker who often complained that too many of his academic colleagues spent too much time staring out their office windows instead of being out in the field, as any good economist ought to be, counting things.
Wassily Leontief was born Aug. 5, 1905, in St. Petersburg, the son of Wassily W. Leontief, an economist, and the former Eugenia Bekker.
To Leontief, it seemed short-sighted for nations to devote little or no thought to the analysis of the future of the overall economy, especially after what he regarded as the effective work of modern economists in devising projections that are mathematically and statistically sound.
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 Nobelist and Economist Wassily Leontif Dies
Wassily W. Leontief, the Henry Lee Professor of Economics Emeritus and winner of the 1973 Nobel Prize in Economics, died on Feb. 5 at New York University Medical Center.
Leontief left Harvard in 1975 and continued to refine the input- output system at New York University, where he became a University Professor in 1983.
Leontief leaves his wife, the writer Estelle Helena Marks; daughter Svetlana Eugenia Alpers, a fine-arts professor at the University of California, Berkeley; and two grandsons.
www.hno.harvard.edu /gazette/1999/02.11/leontief.html   (563 words)

  
 Harvard Gazette: Faculty of Arts and Sciences - Memorial Minute
Wassily W. Leontief was born in St. Petersburg in 1906, and studied at the university there (then named the University of Leningrad) and at the University of Berlin (Ph.D., 1928).
Leontief cut through this with boldly chosen simplifying assumptions, especially that inputs could not be substituted for each other - practically, that the observed amount of such substitution in the typical industry is small enough to be ignored.
Leontief's computational breakthrough was owed to Charles Wilbur of MIT, who was developing a mechanical computer that could solve up to nine simultaneous linear equations in the breathtaking time of three or four hours.
www.news.harvard.edu /gazette/2002/11.07/21-mm.html   (1060 words)

  
 Nobelist and Economist Wassily Leontif Dies
Wassily W. Leontief, the Henry Lee Professor of Economics Emeritus and winner of the 1973 Nobel Prize in Economics, died on Feb. 5 at New York University Medical Center.
Leontief left Harvard in 1975 and continued to refine the input- output system at New York University, where he became a University Professor in 1983.
Leontief leaves his wife, the writer Estelle Helena Marks; daughter Svetlana Eugenia Alpers, a fine-arts professor at the University of California, Berkeley; and two grandsons.
www.news.harvard.edu /gazette/1999/02.11/leontief.html   (563 words)

  
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Wassily Leontief, who won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1973 for his input-output model of microeconomics, died in New York last Friday at the age of 93.
Wassily was a member of the Harvard faculty from 1931 to 1975, when he left with some of his best students for NYU, in large part because Harvard refused to award tenure to any scholar whose field was Marxist economics.
Wassily never penetrated the fl box of bureaucracy, the fl box inside of which all governments hide what substitutes for a heart, and that, I think, is what his story is about, and why he liked it so well.
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 Wassily Leontief - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wassily Leontief, the son of Wassily W. Leontief (professor of Economics) and Genia, entered the University of Leningrad in present day St.
Leontief modeled each sector with a linear equation based on the data and used the computer, the Harvard Mark II, to solve the system, one of the first significant uses of computers for mathematical modeling.
Leontief is primarily associated with the development of the linear activity model of General equilibrium and the use of input-output analysis that results from it.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wassily_Leontief   (1105 words)

  
 Wassily Leontief / Biography
Leontief followed up his work with a series of classic papers on input-output (collected in 1966).
Leontief's contributions to economics were not limited to input- output.
It was for his development of input-output that Wassily Leontief won the Nobel prize in 1973.
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 Wassily Leontief
Wassily Leontief's name has been associated with a particular type of quantitative economics: input-output analysis.
Leontief's contributions to economics were not limited to input-output.
It was for his development of input-output that Wassily Leontief won the Nobel memorial prize in 1973.
cepa.newschool.edu /het/profiles/leontief.htm   (883 words)

  
 Wassily Leontief
Wassily Leontief was born in St. Petersburg on August 5, 1906 in an economists’; household; his father was a professor of the subject.
Leontief was my own father’s closest friend in the Harvard Economics Department, in what were not the department’s brightest days.
Leontief’s ambivalent relationship to the larger body of American economists stemmed from the scientific character of his work, which posed a distinct threat to their scientific pretensions.
utip.gov.utexas.edu /jg/archive/1999/leontief.htm   (947 words)

  
 Wassily Leontief: an appreciation - economist - Obituary Challenge - Find Articles
Nobel laureate Wassily Leontief was known as the father of input-output analysis.
Wassily Leontief was born in St. Petersburg on August 5, 1906, in an economists' household; his father was professor of the subject.
Leontief was my father's closest friend in the Harvard Economics Department, in what were not the department's brightest days.
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Wassily Leontief was born on August 5, 1906 to Wassily W. Leontief, a professor in Economics, and Eugenia.
After receiving his Ph.D. Leontief became a member of the staff at the Institute for World Economics at the University of Kiel, where he stayed from 1927 to 1930, and researched the derivation of statistical demand and supply curves.
Leontief also had a large contribution to wage contracts, as in 1946 he outlined what is now a classical application of the principal-agent model before that term was even invented.
www.rpi.edu /~walker3/biography.html   (856 words)

  
 GDAE Leontief
The Leontief Prize, in memory of Wassily Leontief, is designed to recognize outstanding contributions to economic theory that address contemporary realities and support just and sustainable societies.
The Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought is intended to recognize economists whose work, like that of the Institute and Leontief himself, is broadening the field of economics to better comprehend urgent contemporary issues.
Wassily Leontief is best known for the single, powerful methodological advance which earned him a Nobel Prize in 1973: the invention of input-output analysis.
www.ase.tufts.edu /gdae/about_us/leontieff.html   (2866 words)

  
 Wassily Leontief, Biography: The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics: Library of Economics and Liberty
At the time of Leontief's first work with input-output analysis, all the required matrix algebra was done using, as inputs, hand-held calculators and sheer tenacity.
Leontief's tables are commonly used by the World Bank, the United Nations, and the U.S. Department of Commerce.
According to Leontief too many economists were reluctant to "get their hands dirty" by working with raw empirical facts.
www.econlib.org /LIBRARY/Enc/bios/Leontief.html   (633 words)

  
 A brief history of Wassily Leontief's life
Wassily Leontief was born August 5th, 1905 in Munich, the son of Wassily W. Leontief and his wife Eugenia.
Wassily Leontief stayed at Harvard for 44 years.
Wassily Leontief, a balletomane and connoisseur of fine wines, said it was all very well and good to be an internationally regarded scholar, but landing a beautiful brook trout was his passion.
www.iioa.org /leontief/Life.html   (338 words)

  
 Wassily Leontief and Input-Output Economics - Cambridge University Press
Wassily Leontief (1905–1999) was the founding father of input-output economics, for which he received the Nobel Prize in 1973.
It includes contributions by Nobel Laureate Paul A. Samuelson who shares his memories of a young Professor Leontief at Harvard and ends with the last joint interview with Wassily and his wife, to date previously unpublished.
Leontief and Schumpeter: a joint heritage with surprises Andrew Brody and Anne P. Carter; 9.
www.cambridge.org /uk/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521832381   (550 words)

  
 Wassily Leontief
Input-output was partly inspired by the Marxian and Walrasian analysis of general equilibrium via interindustry flows - which in turn were inspired by Francois Quesnay's Tableau Economique, and was the outgrowth of the 'multi-sectoral' approach followed by the Kiel School.
The structure of input-output (albeit with some critical differences) was employed by Piero Sraffa and the Neo-Ricardians in the 1960s to resurrect the theories of David Ricardo and Karl Marx.
After having presided, together with Joseph Schumpeter, as a teacher over the Harvard generation of the 1930s which was to develop much of post-war economics, Leontief moved to the C.V. Starr Center at New York University.
www.economyprofessor.com /theorists/wassilyleontief.php   (892 words)

  
 Wassily Leontief - Picture - MSN Encarta
Russian-born American economist Wassily Leontief won the 1971 Nobel Prize in economics.
He devised the input-output technique of economic analysis.
Leontief, Wassily W. Exclusively for MSN Encarta Premium Subscribers.
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 Wassily Chair -- Recommendations and Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Wassily chair, like many other designs of the modernist movement, was mass produced in the 1950s and 1960s, and as a design classic is still for sale today.
Wassily Kandinsky (Russian: Василий Кандинский, first name sometimes spelled as "Vasily," "Vassily" or "Vasilii") (December 4, 1866 – December 13, 1944) was a Russian-born painter and art theorist.
Wassily Leontief (August 5, 1906 - February 5, 1999), born at St. Petersburg (Leningrad), USSR (now Russia), was an economist notable for his research on how changes in one economic sector may have an effect on other sectors.
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 Leontief Centre
The annual was prepared by Leontief Centre jointly with of Finance Committee of Saint Petersburg Administration.
The International Centre for Social and Economic Research - Leontief Centre was established in 1991 on the initiative of the Mayor of St. Petersburg and Wassily Leontief, a St. Petersburg-born economist and Nobel Prize winner.
Leontief Centre employees have passed 24 internships in Russia and abroad.
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Leontief was a student at the University of Leningrad (1921-25) and the University of Berlin (1925-28) and came to the United States in 1931, teaching at Harvard University from 1931 to 1975.
Leontief is also distinguished for having developed linear programming, a mathematical technique for solving complex problems of economic operations.
He also is known for the "Leontief Paradox," his finding that, in the United States, capital rather than labour is the relatively scarce factor of production.
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 Leontief Wassily W - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Leontief Wassily W - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Leontief, Wassily W. Leontief, Wassily W. (1906-1999), Russian-American economist and Nobel laureate.
Leontief was born in St Petersburg and educated at the...
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 In 1949, Wassily W
The Leontief model was invented in the 30’s by Professor Wassily Leontief (picture above) who developed an economic model of the United States economy by dividing it into 500 economic sectors.
On October 18, 1973, Professor Leontief was awarded the Nobel Prize in economy for his effort.
The Leontief open Model The first Leontief model treats the case where no goods leave or enter the economy, but in reality this does not happen very often.
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 persone5
Nel 1971 Leontief fu il primo a proporre l’aggiunta, alla sua tavola input-output degli scambi economici, di un’altra tabella in cui figuravano quanti chili di gas, o di acque di rifiuto, o di rifiuti solidi, accompagnano quello scambio di mille euro di cui si parlava prima.
Leontief ha esteso le ricerche dall’economia americana a quella mondiale: una di queste condotta per conto delle Nazioni Unite, è condensata nel libro: "The Future of the World Economy", pubblicato nel 1977 da Oxford University Press di New York (110 pagine).
Leontief ha scritto libri fondamentali, in parte tradotti anche in italiano, ha ricevuto il riconoscimento di numerose lauree honoris causa da molte Università, è stato attivo nei movimenti per il disarmo e per la solidarietà internazionale.
www.altronovecento.quipo.it /numero1persone5.html   (799 words)

  
 Wassily Leontief
Wassily Leontief, born at St. Petersburg (Leningrad), USSR (now Russia), was an economist notable for his research on how changes in one economic sector may have an effect on other sectors.
Wassily Leontief, the son of Wassily W. Leontief (professor of Economics) and Eugenia, entered the University of Leningrad in present day St. Petersburg in 1921.
Leontief died in New York City, New York, USA, on Friday, February 5, 1999 at the age of 93.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/biography/Leontief.html   (667 words)

  
 "Wassily Leontief and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1941-54"
Martin Kohli (2002) "Wassily Leontief and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1941-54."
Some observers have argued that the Bureau of Labor Statistics merely tabulated data in accordance with Wassily Leontief's theories.
This paper evaluates such claims by examining the classifications and definitions used by Leontief and the Bureau in the early tables.
www.bls.gov /ore/abstract/st/st020190.htm   (209 words)

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