Leonid Vitalievich Kantorovich

  • V. Makarov
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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.

Selected Works

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 1976. Essays in Optimal Planning. Ed. L. Smolinski, New York: Wiley.Google Scholar

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