Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/165961
Authors: 
Bjerkholt, Olav
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Memorandum, Department of Economics, University of Oslo 18/2016
Abstract: 
The paper is about Wassily Leontief's path towards the discovery of input-output economics, published in the Review of Economic Statistics in 1936 and 1937 and in the 1941 monograph The Structure of American Economy, 1919-1929. The aim has more specifically been to look more closely into how Leontief's discovery was rooted in earlier career and experience. The paper sets out an account of Leontief's life from his childhood and youth in St. Petersburg, his study years in Berlin, his research experience at the Institute of World Economics in Kiel, and the circumstances that brought him to the United States in 1931 and to Harvard shortly afterwards.
JEL: 
D57
B31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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