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Wassily Leontief

Wassily LeontiefBorn: 5-Aug-1906
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Russia
Died: 5-Feb-1999
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Economist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Structure of the American Economy

Father: Wassily W. Leontief (economics professor)
Mother: Eugenia
Wife: Estelle Marks (poet, m. 1932, d. 2005, one daughter)
Daughter: Svetlana Leontief Alpers (arts professor, b. 1936)

    University: University of Leningrad (1921-25)
    University: PhD Economics, University of Berlin (1925-28)
    Professor: Economics, Harvard University (1931-75)
    Professor: Economics, New York University (1975-99)

    Nobel Prize for Economics 1973
    French Legion of Honor 1968
    Econometric Society President (1954)
    American Economic Association President (1970)
    American Philosophical Society
    American Association for the Advancement of Science
    International Statistical Institute
    Royal Statistical Society Honorary Member
    Harvard Society of Fellows
    Naturalized US Citizen

Author of books:
The Structure of the American Economy 19191929 (1941, economics)
Studies in the Structure of the American Economy (1953, economics)
Input-Output Economics (1966)
Essays in Economics (1966)
Essays in Economics, II (1977)
The Future of the World Economy (1977)


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