Famed economist Hugo F. Sonnenschein to lecture

BLOOMSBURG— Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania presents economics professor Hugo F. Sonnenschein, Ph.D., from the University of Chicago, for a lecture titled “Negotiating to Win” on Tuesday, April 23 at 2 p.m. in the Haas Center for the Performing Arts.

Sonnenschein is president emeritus and Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Chicago. He served as president at the University of Chicago from 1993 to 2000. Before that, he was provost of Princeton University and dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.

Sonnenschein is an economic theorist. He has served as president of the Econometric Society, chairman of the board of Argonne National Laboratories, director of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, member of the Civic Committee of the City of Chicago as well as a director of for-profit entities.

“Negotiating” refers to a form of economic interaction. It is an interaction in which two parties come together to reach an agreement. “Negotiating to Win” is also an economic interaction but one in which one person wins and gets what they want out of the negotiation. Sonnenschein will help listeners gain an understanding of how to negotiate to get what they want and to be “winners.”

The Bloomsburg University Department of Economics and the College of Liberal Arts are sponsoring the event. It is free and open to the public.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,900 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.