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Leonid Vitaliyevich Kantorovich
The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1975
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."
Contribution: Contributions to consumption analysis and to monetary history and theory, including observations of the complexity of stabilization policy.
Prize share: 1/2