Wassily Leontief


Wassily Leontief

Photo from the Nobel Foundation archive.

Wassily Leontief
The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1973

Born: 5 August 1906, St. Petersburg, Russia

Died: 5 February 1999, New York, NY, USA

Affiliation at the time of the award: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

Prize motivation: "for the development of the input-output method and for its application to important economic problems."

Contribution: Creator of the input-output technique, a method that provides tools for a systematic analysis of the complicated inter-industry transactions in an economy.

Prize share: 1/1

To cite this section
MLA style: Wassily Leontief – Facts. NobelPrize.org. Nobel Prize Outreach AB 2021. Sat. 23 Oct 2021. <https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/economic-sciences/1973/leontief/facts/>

Back to top Back To Top Takes users back to the top of the page

Explore prizes and laureates

Look for popular awards and laureates in different fields, and discover the history of the Nobel Prize.