Stefanie STANTCHEVA, Nathaniel Ropes Chair in Political Economy at Harvard and founder of the Social Economics Lab

After being awarded the 2019 Best Young Economist Prize by the Cercle des économistes and Le Monde, Stefanie Stantcheva now joins the Cercle team. She is also a member of the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Center for Economic Policy Research, the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Her work has focused on the long-term effects of tax policy – on innovation, education, and wealth. Stefanie has also explored people’s attitudes toward taxation, health care, immigration policy, environmental policy, race, and social mobility using large-scale social economy surveys and experiments.

Stefanie has received an NSF Career Award, the Elaine Bennett Research Award in Economics, the Calvo-Armengol International Prize in Economics, the Maurice Allais Prize in Economics, the Best Young French Economist Award, a Sloan Fellowship, and a Carnegie Fellowship. She is co-editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics.

Main areas of expertise

Corporate and personal taxation, tax policy on innovation, education and wealth.