Konstantin Sonin is professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy Studies. His research interests include political economics, development, and economic theory, and his papers have been published in leading academic journals in economics and political science. In addition to his academic work, Sonin writes a blog on Russian political and economic issues and a column for the Russian-language newspaper Vedomosti and the English-language Moscow Times. In 2012, he was an economic advisor to the presidential campaign of Mikhail Prokhorov. Sonin earned an MSc and PhD in mathematics from Moscow State University and an MA in economics at Moscow’s New Economic School. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, served on the faculty of the New Economic School (NES) and Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Moscow, and was also a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He is affiliated with HSE and the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics as a visiting professor and adviser.
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Konstantin Sonin, professor of public policy, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago