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Counter 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Professor Leontief at Harvard and ends with the last joint interview with Wassily and his wife, to date previously unpublished.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 new theoretical and empirical research inspired by Leontief's work and offers a wide-ranging sample of the current 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.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Leontief, Wassily W, , 1906-Economics United States History 20th century, Economists United States Biography, Mathematical economics History, Business cycles Mathematical models History, Input-output analysis