5th of August 2006 is the day of the outstanding economist Wassily Leontief Centenary



March 1, 2009

In the framework of VIII Conference Leontief Readings preparation in Leontief Centre the gallery of Leontief medal laureates has been created.



  February 28, 2009

On February 28, 2009 in St Petersburg (Hotel "Ambassador") the third Ceremony of Rewarding Laureates 2008 with the International Leontief Medal “For Contribution to Economic Reforms” was held.



February 27-28, 2009

On February 27-28, 2009 in St Petersburg (Hotel Ambassador Conference Hall) the VIII Conference Leontief Readings: Economics and Law from the series of Leontief Readings was held.



  February 26, 2009

On February 26, 2009 in the framework of Leontief Readings Conference the traditional ceremony of laying flowers to the memorial plaque on the facade of the Leontief family home on 43, Zhdanovskaya Street was held.



February 5, 2009

On February 5, 2009 ten years have passed since the death of Wassily Leontief. On this day the flowers was laid to the memorial plaque on the facade of the Leontief family house on Zhdanovskaya Street 43. In this very house Wassily Leontief, famous economist, future Nobel-Prize Winner and the  Leontief Centre founder lived during 1906-1925



November, 2008

Magazine Rodina N11 - 2008, published the article «We could probably shoot you, after all», devoted to Wassily Leontief, the first Russian which has received the Nobel Prize



October 6, 2007

On 6 of October 2007 in St.Petersburg (St.Petersburg, A.S. Popov Central Museum of Communications) the second Ceremony of Rewarding Laureates 2007 with the International Leontief Medal “For Contribution to Economic Reforms” was held. The ceremony took place in the framework of the VII Annual Leontief Conference Economic Theory and History / Leontief Readings.  



October 4, 2007

October 4th, 2007 at 16.00 the opening ceremony of memorial plaque of Wassily Leontief, Nobel Prize Winner, on the facade of the house on Zhdanovskaya Street 43, was held.  



March 31, 2007

The lection devoted to the Nobel Prize winner Wassily Leontief and, particularly, to his work Structure of the World Economy: Outline of a Simple Input-Output Formulation was held at Economic Faculty of Chuvashia State University in the framework of intellectual club activities



Chronicle of  the jubilee events of Wassily Leontief Centenary

October 19-20, 2006

The Leontief Centre organized the ""Glamour and poverty" of quantitative methods of planning" session in the framework of the Fifth All-Russia Forum of Strategic Planning Leaders
in Saint Petersburg
(to Wassily Leontief’s



October 12, 2006

A Round Table "Macro Models of Wassily Leontieff and Long-Term Forecasting of the World's and Russian Economics Development"
was held in Washington



October 10, 2006

A Round Table "Macro Models of Wassily Leontieff and Long-Term Forecasting of the World's and Russian Economics Development"
was held in New York



October 4, 2006

The XX Interdisciplinary Discussion  "Macro Models of Wassily Leontieff and Long-Term Forecasting of the World's and Russian Economics Development" was held in Moscow



September 30, 2006

Solemn session devoted to the Wassily Leontief’s centenary and ceremony of rewarding with international Leontief medal "For contribution in economy reformation" took place



September 29-30, 2006

VI Conference «Leontief Readings»
was held in St.-Petersburg



September 28, 2006

The memorial plaque was installed on the front of building 43 on Zhdanovskaja street in Saint Petersburg where W. Leontief lived during 1906-1025



September 18, 2006

  The book illustrated exhibition "Wassily Leontief. Economist. To Wassily Leontief’s centenary"  was opened in the main building of the Russian National Library
(Sadovaya str., 18)




July, 2006

The exhibition devoted to Wassily Leontief has been opened 
in the Central State Archive
of Saint-Petersburg situated
on 15, Varfalomeevskaya street



News of International Input-Output Association (IIOA)


July 2-6, 2007

The 16th International Input-Output Conference will be held in Istanbul, Turkey



News of the Pan Pacific  Association of Input-Output Studies (PAPAIOS)


October 28-29, 2006

The 17th Annual Conference of the Pan Pacific Association of Input-Output Studies, PAPAIOS, was held at Okinawa International University




Programme of the jubilee events for the great scientist centenary


In view of the jubilee there are tendency to attach Wassily Leontief almost to the History of Russian Economics. It is unlikely worthy of it: Wassily Leontief is American economist and he is going down to the History of World Economics as the same one. We ought to remember that the Nobel Prize in economics was presented to citizen of America, not USSR in 1973. However Leontief’s scientific heritage as any another great scientist’s heritage has no citizenship and it belongs to world. Detailed...





Welcome to Wassily Leontief’s web-site!

Wassily Leontief’s web-site is the first attempt to implement a large Internet project on creation Wassily Leontief’s virtual museum and electronic collection of the works of Nobel Prize Winner in Economics, the originator of the ramified theory of input–output analysis, an outstanding economist-experimentalist, and the founding father of the Leontief Centre.

Today the portal presents Wassily W. Leontief‘s biography, scientific activities and heritage, based on the information and materials of Leontief Centre, historical archives of S.A. Kalyadina,
materials of D.V. Mityurin, deputy editor of "Confidential materials of XX century" newspaper, documentary film about Wassily Leontief by the State Television and Radio Channel Culture (author A. Bederov, producer A. Kapkov), and also the Internet resources devoted to W. Leontief.

In 2005 Leontief Centre propounded the series of jubilee events devoted to Wassily Leontief Centenary organization and implementation. This idea meet the support not only from lead Russian organizations and scientists which related to several Wassily Leontief’s life periods, but also from foreign partners (Institute for Economic Research of Hitotsubasi University, International Input-Output Association etc.)
New section “Centenary” was opened up at the web-site in February 2005 when preparation activities to celebration of the Wassily Leontief centenary began. This section presented Organizing Committee members and the main actions of the Programme of Wassily Leontief Centenary celebration.

We thank Organizing Committee members and our partners in web-site creation and shall be grateful to any kind of cooperation.


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(Ń) Wassily Leontief Web Portal, 2003