Wassily Leontief (1905-1999) was the founding father of input-output economics, for which he received the Nobel Prize in 1973. This book offers a collection of papers in memory of Leontief by his students and close colleagues. The first part, 'Reflections on Input-Output Economics', focuses upon Leontief as a person and scholar as well as his personal contributions to economics. It includes contributions by Nobel Laureate Paul A. Samuelson who shares his memories of a young Professor Leontief at Harvard and ends with the last joint interview with Wassily and his wife, to date previously unpublished. The second part, 'Perspectives of Input-Output Economics', includes theoretical and empirical research inspired by Leontief's work and offers a wide-ranging sample of the state of interindustry economics, a field Leontief founded. This is a strong collection likely to appeal to a wide range of professionals in universities, government, industry and international organizations.
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Author Biography - Erik Dietzenbacher
Erik Dietzenbacher is Associate Professor of International Economics and Business at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. He is co-editor of Input-Output Analysis: Frontiers and Extensions (with Michael L. Lahr, 2001), Input-Output Analysis (three volumes, with Heinz D. Kurz and Christian Lager, 1998) and is currently editor of Economic Systems Research, the official journal of the International Input-Output Association. Michael L. Lahr is Associate Research Professor at the Center for Urban Policy Research, Rutgers University, New Jersey. He is co-editor of Input-Output Analysis: Frontiers and Extensions (with Erik Dietzenbacher, 2001) and Regional Science Perspectives in Economics: A Festschrift in Memory of Benjamin H. Stevens (with Ronald E. Miller, 2001).