Hugo Freund Sonnenschein

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Date of Birth: 11/14/1940

Age: 76

Place of birth: New York

Citizenship: United States


Hugo F. Sonnenschein was born November 14, 1940 in New York City (New York). From 1957 to 1961 he studied at the University of Rochester (University of Rochester), and in 1963 received a master`s degree from Purdue University (Purdue University) in West Lafayette, Indiana (West Lafayette, Indiana). In 1964 he defended his doctorate there in the field of economy.

From 1964 to 1970, Sonnenschein taught economics at the University of Minnesota (University of Minnesota); then for three years moved to the University of Massachusetts (University of Massachusetts); From 1973 to 1976 he was professor of economics at Northeastern University (Northwestern University); in 1976-1988 he taught at Princeton (Princeton University). In addition, as a visiting professor Hugo F. Sonnenschein taught courses at Stanford University (Stanford University), Columbia University of the Andes (University of the Andes), Tel Aviv (Tel-Aviv University) and the University of Paris 12 Val de Marne (Paris 12 Val de Marne University).

He currently holds the position of Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago (University of Chicago), specializing in the teaching of microeconomic theory. Of particular interest is professor of game theory and mathematical structures of market demand functions.

From 1993 to 2000, Sonnenschein served as the 11th president of the University of Chicago and is still a part of the Board of Trustees universitetaRanee, from 1991 to 1993, he served as Vice-Rector of Princeton University and the dean of the School of Arts and Sciences (School of Arts and Sciences) at the University of Pennsylvania (University of Pennsylvania) in 1988-1991. In 1973, Sonnenschein became a member of the Econometric Society (Econometric Society), and in 1988-1989 he was president.

In 1984 he became a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (American Academy of Arts and Sciences); in 1990 - member of the National Academy of Sciences (National Academy of Sciences); in 2001 he joined the American Philosophical Society (American Philosophical Society); and finally, in 2005, he became the honored member of the American Economic Association (American Economic Association).

While staying Sonnenschein as president of Chicago University, the faculties have made significant changes in the curriculum, including the reduction to the required number of core courses. The move sparked a lot of debate.

Professor Sonnenschein is married to Elizabeth `Bet` Gunn Sonnenschein (Elizabeth` Beth` Gunn Sonnenschein), doctors of science that deals with cancer epidemiology. She taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago (University of Illinois at Chicago) and the School of Medicine of New York University (New York University School of Medicine). They met in 1957, being the first-year students at the University of Rochester. Sonnenschein The couple have three daughters and five grandchildren.

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