Wassily Leontief

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Wassily Wassilyevich Leontief (Russian: Васи́лий Васи́льевич Лео́нтьев; August 5, 1905 – February 5, 1999), was a Soviet-American economist known for his research on input–output analysis and how changes in one economic sector may affect other sectors.[5]

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Wassily Leontief
Leontief in 1973
Wassily Wassilyevich Leontief

(1905-08-05)August 5, 1905[1]
DiedFebruary 5, 1999(1999-02-05) (aged 93)
New York City, U.S.[2]
CitizenshipRussian, Soviet, American
Alma materUniversity of Leningrad (MA)
University of Berlin (PhD)
Known forInput–output analysis
SpouseEstelle Marks (since 1932)[3]
AwardsNobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (1973)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Kiel
New York University
Harvard University
ThesisWirtschaft als Kreislauf (The economy as a circular flow) (1928)
Doctoral advisorLadislaus Bortkiewicz
Werner Sombart
Doctoral studentsPaul Samuelson
Peter B. Dixon
Thomas Schelling
Robert Solow
Kenneth E. Iverson
Vernon L. Smith
Richard E. Quandt
Hyman Minsky
Dale W. Jorgenson[4]
Michael C. Lovell
Karen R. Polenske
Hollis B. Chenery

Leontief won the Nobel Memorial 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).

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