Wassily W. Leontief

Fellow: Awarded 1940

Field of Study: Economics

Fellow: Awarded 1950

Field of Study: Economics

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 08-05-1906

Died: 02-05-1999

Website: http://www.econlib.org/library/Enc/bios/Leontief.html

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1939–40:

LEONTIEF, WASSILY W.:  Appointed for the preparation of a book on mathematical economics; tenure, twelve months from July 1, 1940.

Born August 5, 1906, in Russia.  Education:  Faculty of Social Sciences, Leningrad, Economist, 1925; University of Berlin, Ph.D., 1928.

Instructor of Economic Theory and Economic Geography, 1924–25, University and Business School, Leningrad; Member of the Research Staff, 1928–29, 1930–31, University of Kiel; Advisor on economic planning, 1929–30, Ministry of Railways, China; Research Associate, 1931–32, National Bureau of Economic Research; Instructor in Economics, 1932–33, Assistant Professor and Tutor, 1933–39, Associate Professor and Tutor, 1939—, Harvard University.

Publications:  Economics of the Recovery Program (with others), 1934. Articles in Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik, Archiv für Socialwissenschaft und Sozialpolitik, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Statistics, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, American Economic Review. Contributor to Explorations in Economics, 1936.


Nobel Prize, Economics, 1973
National Academy of Sciences , 1974