Victor Polterovich

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Victor M. Polterovich
Native name Виктор Меерович Полтерович
Born (1937-12-27) 27 December 1937 (age 80)
Moscow
Nationality Russian
Alma mater Moscow State University
Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas
Influences Aron Katsenelinboigen

Victor Meerovich Polterovich (born 27 December 1937) is a Russian economist. He was one of the leading figures in mathematical economics in the Soviet Union and post-Soviet Russia, and made several important contributions to general equilibrium theory.[1]

Born in Moscow, he obtained a diploma in engineering from Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas in 1962,[1] before taking post-graduate courses at Moscow State University. After an invitation by Aron Katsenelinboigen, Polterovich joined the Central Economic Mathematical Institute in 1966. While remaining a "simple" research fellow, his research contributions gained international recognition.[1] He was a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Mathematical Economics (1985–2009), and an associate editor of Econometrica (1989–95).

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  1. ^ a b c Boldyrev, Ivan; Kirtchik, Olessia (2014). "General Equilibrium Theory behind the Iron Curtain: The Case of Victor Polterovich". History of Political Economy. 46 (3): 435–461. doi:10.1215/00182702-2796221.