In February 2005 the Public Committee on awarding at Leontief Centre established the International Leontief medal in nomination for “Contribution to Economic Reforms” in commemoration of Wassily Leontief Centenary. According to the Award Statement the medal is given to outstanding Russian and International scholars and specialists who contribute personally to the development of economic science, creation of effective institutions of market economy and conditions for sustainable economic growth.
Leontief medal “For Achievements in Economy” was established by the Russian Academy of Natural Science in 2002 in cooperation with the International Centre for Social and Economic Research Leontief Centre. According to the Award Statement the Award is given to scientists, statesman and practitioners for their outstanding contributions to development of economic science and Russian economy reforming.
Since 2003 the Leontief Centre has been proposing its nominees for awarding with medal “For Achievements in Economy”.