Konstantin Sonin is John Dewey Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and a professor of economics at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. Dr Sonin's key research interests include political economy, developmental economics and economic theory.
Sonin earned an MSc and PhD in mathematics from Moscow State University and an MA in economics at Moscow’s New Economic School (NES), was a post-doctoral researcher at Harvard and a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He has served as associated professor, professor and Vice-Rector at the New Economic School and the Higher School of Economics.
In addition to his research, Dr Sonin gives popular science lectures on economics and writes regular Facebook posts on economics and politics.