Stefanie Stantcheva

Founder of the Social Economics Lab; Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University

Stefanie Stantcheva is Professor of Economics at the Harvard Economics Department. She studies taxation, inequality, social economics and innovation. Stefanie uses models and data to understand how to design a better tax system, for instance to stimulate innovation and reduce inequality and runs large-scale social economics surveys and experiments to explore the determinants of our social preferences, attitudes, and perceptions. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from MIT in 2014 and was a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows between 2014 and 2016.  Since May 2018, Stefanie has been a member of the French Council of Economic Advisers (Conseil d’Analyse Economique). She is a co-editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics.