Vasily Sergeevich Nemchinov

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Vasily S. Nemchinov
Born (1894-01-02)January 2, 1894
Grabovo, Penzenskaya Guberniya, Imperial Russia
Died November 5, 1964(1964-11-05) (aged 70)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Nationality Russian
Scientific career
Fields Economics and Mathematics
Institutions Central Economic Mathematical Institute

Vasily Sergeevich Nemchinov (Russian: Василий Cергеевич Немчинов (January 2, 1894 - November 5, 1964) was a Soviet economist and mathematician. Nemchinov is credited with introducing mathematical methods into Soviet economics, thus creating a scientific basis for central planning.


Nemchinov was born in Grabovo, a village about 20 km north of Penza in at was the Penzenskaya Guberniya of Imperial Russia. He attended secondary school in Chelyabinsk until 1913. He then studied at the economics department of the Moscow Institute of Commerce (Russian: Московский коммерческий институт). After graduation in 1917 he began to work as an economist and statistician for the local government in the Chelyabinsk district.


  • "On the Statistical Study of Rural Class Stratification", 1926, Bulleting of Urals Regional Statistical Admin.
  • "Experience from the Classification of Peasant Households", Vestnik statistiki.
  • The Use of Mathematics in Economics, 3 volumes, 1959-65.
  • Methods and Models of Mathematical Economics, 1967-9.
  • Selected Works, 1967-9.


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