Leonid Vitaliyevich Kantorovich
Born: 19 January 1912, St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (now Russia)
Died: 7 April 1986, Moscow, USSR (now Russia)
Affiliation at the time of the award: Academy of Sciences, Moscow, USSR
Prize motivation: "for their contributions to the theory of optimum allocation of resources"
Field: theory of optimal allocation of resources
Contribution: Contributions to consumption analysis and to monetary history and theory, including observations of the complexity of stabilization policy.
Prize share: 1/2