Konstantin Sonin

Konstantin Sonin

John Dewey Distinguished Service Professor
Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
University of Chicago

Konstantin Sonin is John Dewey Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. His research interests include political economics, economic theory, and conflict.

Sonin earned MSc and PhD in mathematics from Moscow State University and MA in economics from Moscow’s New Economic School (NES). Before joining the University of Chicago, he served on the faculty and as a vice-president of NES and HSE University in Moscow. Over two decades, he has guest-lectured in dozens of universities, summer schools, and high schools across Russia and worked part-time as a teacher of economics in a high school.

His research has been published in leading academic outlets in economics and political science. In addition to academic work, Sonin blogs, tweets, and op-eds on Russian political and economic issues. In May 2023, he was put on the federal wanted list in Russia for posting information about the atrocities committed by the Russian occupying forces in the town of Bucha in Ukraine.

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