Ladislaus Von BORTKIEWICZ, economist. Member, International State Institute, Institution, Swedish Academy of Sciences.
BORTKIEWICZ, Ladislaus Von was born in 1868 in St Petersburg, Russia.
Graduate, University St Petersburg. Doctor of Philosophy University Göttingen, 1893.
A mathematical statistican and mathematical economist. Perhaps his outstanding economic work was an analysis of the so-called Transformation problem’ in Marxist economics, which attempted to fill the gaps in Marx’s own arguments. It went largely unnoticed in Marxist circles until P. M. Sweezy rediscovered it in his Theory of Capitalist Development (1942).
He also wrote notably on the concept of price index numbers. Vigorous controversy with Bohm-Bawerk on the role of time preference in the theory of interest and with Alfred Weber on the geometrical respresentation of the location of industries was typical of his many contributions to economics, most of which appeared in articles and reviews. Lector, Uni vs. Strasburg, St Petersburg.