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The Calculating Iceman: Leonid Kantorovich in the USSR, 1941–2

Alan Bollard

in Economists at War: How a Handful of Economists Helped Win and Lose the World Wars

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198846000
eISBN:
9780191881244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846000.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The only way through the wartime Leningrad siege was a winter ice road across a lake, monitored by a brilliant young Soviet mathematician. Leonid Kantorovich had been brought up in the chaos of ... More


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