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The main dates of Wassily Leontief’s life and activity

1906 Born in Munich, in two weeks the Leontief family moves back to Saint Petersburg
1919 The family is moved from their family house on the Krestovskiy Island; matriculation to the 27th Soviet Union Labor School
1921 A diploma of secondary education received; entrance to the social sciences department of Petrograd University 
1922 Short detention for participation in meetings against expulsion of prominent scientists  from Russia
1923 New publication (translation of K.Shefer’s book “Classical Systems of Currency Stabilization”
1924 Graduation from the Leningrad (former Petrograd ) University
1925 Departure to Germany for continuation of studies in the doctorate of Berlin University; the first original research published “Balance of  National Economy of USSR»
1928 Defense of doctorate thesis on economics
1928-1929 Economic advisor of minister of railway transportation in China
1928, 1929-1931 Joins the Institute of World economics in University of Kiel
1931 Arrival in the USA, beginning of work at Harvard University  
1932 Marries poet Estella Marks
1933 American citizenship received, beginning of development of input-output methodology
1936 Publication of research work “ Quantitative analysis of “Input-output” ratio in economic system of the United States” 
1937 Publication of article “Blind” Theory. Methodological Critics of Neocambridge School”
1938 Publication of article “Modern Significance of Economic Theory of Marks”
1941 Publication of research “Structure of American Economy” 
1943-1945 Works in Washington D.C. as chief of Russian economy department of strategic service
1944 The work on the first “Input –Output” table for the Department of Labor finished
1946 Coming back to the Harvard University and creation of the Centre of Economic Research
1948 Publication of article “To the Question of Pluralistic Interpretation of History and Problem of Interdisciplinary Cooperation”
1953 Chairs political economy department of Harvard University; the financing of work under “input-output” methodology stopped
1958 Renewal of cooperation with American state bodies, visit to the USSR
1963-1964 Publication of research “ Modern Technique of Economic Planning and Forecasting” 
1969 Visit to Cuba
1970 Elected president of American Economic Association, visit to Japan to the conference on combating pollution of environment
1973 The Nobel Prize winner “For Development of Input-Output Methodology and Its Implementation to the Main Economic Problems” , start of work in the UN Socio- Economic Council, visit to China
1975 Moves to New York, becomes a professor at New York University
1976 Founds and heads the Institute of Economic Analysis
1977 Publication of research “The Future of the World Economy”
1979 The second visit to the USSR
1982 Resignation from the position of head of Institute of Economic Analysis
1989 Elected as honored doctor of Saint Petersburg State University
1990 Ceremonial presentation of diploma and cloak in the Petrovskiy (Senat) hall of Saint Petersburg State University
1993 Last visit to Russia
1999 Passes away in the New York city


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