Victor Polterovich

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Victor M. Polterovich
Native name Виктор Меерович Полтерович
Born (1937-12-27) 27 December 1937 (age 80)
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.