Konstantin Sonin

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Konstantin Sonin
Born (1972-02-22) February 22, 1972 (age 40)
Nationality Russia
Institution New Economic School
Field Political economy, Development economics, Economic theory
Alma mater Moscow State University
Awards GDN Research Medal (2004)
Information at IDEAS/RePEc

Konstantin Sonin is a Russian economist. He is currently Professor of Economics and Vice Rector at the New Economic School in Moscow, Russia. He joined NES as an Assistant Professor in 2001 and received tenure as a full Professor of Economics in 2009. His primary interests are in political economics, development economics, and economic theory.[1]

He has published in leading academic journals in economics and political science such as American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of the European Economic Association, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and others. As of April 2011, he is ranked #1 in Russia by REPEC academic citation service.[2]

He has a fortnightly column in The Moscow Times and a weekly column in Vedomosti (in Russian) and occasional contributions to major international[3] and Russian media outlets. He is the author of "Sonin.ru: Lessons of Economics" (in Russian), a book aimed to a wide audience.


[edit] Biography

Konstantin Sonin was born in Moscow. He received his MSc in 1995, and PhD from Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics of Moscow State University in 1998. In 2000-01, Konstantin was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Davis Center for Russian studies at Harvard. In 2004-2005, he was a Member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, USA. In September 2009 – March 2010 he worked as a Visiting Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.[4]

[edit] Awards and Memberships

  • Research Medal of the Global Development Network, 2004 (1st), 2006, 2009 (2nd)
  • B.L.Ovsievich Memorial Prize, 2009 (2nd)
  • Award for a Best Economist of the Russian Academy of Science, 2002, 2003

[edit] Other Affilations and Membership

  • New Economic School, Vice-Rector – Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Professor (by courtesy) and Research Director of the Center for Advanced Study,[5]
  • Bank of Finland Institute for Economies in Transition, member of the Scientific Advisory Board
  • Kiev School of Economics, member of the International Advisory Board
  • Center for Economic Policy Research, London, UK, Research Fellow[6]
  • European Journal of the Political Economy, member of the Editorial Board [7]
  • Journal of Comparative Economics, member of the Editorial Board[8]

[edit] Major publications

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