Leonid Vitalievich Kantorovich
Kantorovich made valuable contributions to the theory of welfare and was the founder of the theory of optimal planning of socialist economies. As a professional mathematician, he also made a valuable contribution to a number of sections of modern mathematics. He is regarded (together with G. Dantzig) as the founder of linear programming, the mathematical discipline which has many applications in economics.
- 1939. Matematicheskie melody organizatsii i planirovaniia proizvodstva. Leningrad: State Publishing House. Trans. as ‘Mathematical methods of organizing and planning production’, Management Science 6(4), July 1960, 363–422.Google Scholar
- 1959a. Ekonomicheskii raschet nailuchshego isplo’zovaniia resursov. Moscow: State Publishing House. Trans. by P.F. Knightsfield, ed. G. Morton, as The Best Uses of Economic Resources, Oxford: Pergamon, 1965.Google Scholar
- 1959b. (With G.P. Akilov.) Funktsional’nyi analiz v normirovannykh prostranstvakh. Moscow: Nauka. 2nd edn, 1982. 1st edn trans. by D.E. Brown, ed. Dr A.P. Robertson, as Functional Analysis in Normed Spaces, Oxford: Pergamon. 2nd edn trans. by Howard L. Silcock as Functional Analysis, Oxford: Pergamon, 1982.Google Scholar
- 1976. Essays in Optimal Planning. Ed. L. Smolinski, New York: Wiley.Google Scholar