Leontief, Wassily. (1905–1999)

"I have moved in the meantime from Cambridge to New York where I accepted professorship at New York University's Department of Economics." - Typed Letter Signed

TLS from the Russian-American economist to Professor Irma Antonetto of the Associazione Culturale Italiana, replying to an invitation to speak.  September 16, 1975; 1 pp., on A4 Harvard University/ Wassily Leontief/ Professor of Economics stationary with the Harvard crest in watermark.  "Dear Professa Antonetto:/ In your kind letter of March 10, 1975 you renewed the invitation extended to me a year ago by the Associazione Culturale Italiana.  I am now prepared to make definitive plans for such a visit./  I have moved in the meantime from Cambridge to New York where I accepted Professorship at New York University's Department of Economics.  My new address is:/  Department of Economics/  518 Tisch Hall/  New York University/  Washington Square/  New York, New York 10003/  The timing of my visit should be chosen so as not to interfere with my various commitments; hence, I would appreciate if you could offer me the widest possible choice of dates./  Sincerely yours,/  [Signature]/  Wassily Leontief/  WL:b"  Expected mailing folds, two holes to left margin, staple to upper left corner, else fine.

Over the course of his career, Leontief taught Economics for Harvard and New York University, where he founded the Institute for Economic Analysis.  He won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1973.

Irma Antonetto (1920-1993), was founder and director of the Associazione Culturale Italiana [Association of Italian Culture] for 46 years, during which time she brought some 400 philosophers, writers, scientists, artists, and Nobel winners to lecture in Italy. She was recipient of the 1964 Cavaliere al merito della Repubblica italiana. (19036)

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