Hugo Sonnenschein has served as president of The University of Chicago since 1993. He received his A.B. degree in mathematics from the University of Rochester in 1961 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from Purdue University in 1964. His previous faculty positions include the University of Minnesota from 1964 to 1970, Northwestern University from 1973 to 1976, Princeton University from 1976 to 1987 and again from 1991 to 1993, when he served as provost, and the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as dean and professor from 1991 to 1993. Dr. Sonnenschein held a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1976-7, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Sonnenschein was editor of Econometrica from 1977 to 1984 and president of the Econometric Society in 1988-9. He has been on the board of editors of the Journal of Mathematical Economics since 1974, coedited the series Fundamentals of Pure and Applied Economics, and coedited Volume IV of the Handbook of Mathematical Economics. He has published more than 60 articles in major economics journals.
This biography was taken from Frontiers of Research in Economic Theory: The Nancy L. Schwartz Memorial Lectures, 1983-1997.