The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Konüs, Alexander Alexandrovich (Born 1895)

  • W. E. Diewert
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Konüs was born in Moscow on 2 October 1895. During the war years 1914–17, he served in the army and was wounded twice. In 1920, he graduated from the Cooperative Institute in Moscow as a statistician. During the years 1923–30, he worked in the price index section of the Business Cycle (Conjecture) Institute directed by N.D. Kondratiev and had E.E. Slutsky as a colleague. During the years 1931–45, he taught statistics and undertook analyses of the quality of metal production. In 1945–60, Konüs worked at various research institutes including the Research Institute of Communication. From 1960 to 1982, he was at the Institute of Economic Research in Moscow. He has written over 100 research papers in index number theory, consumer demand, the labour theory of value, statistics and probability theory.

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  • W. E. Diewert
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