Professor of Economics
Stefanie Stantcheva is a professor of economics at Harvard University. Her research focuses on the optimal design of the tax system and public policies, taking into account labor market features, more complex social preferences, and long-term effects such as human capital acquisition and innovation by people and firms. Part of this work is centered around the study of empirical effects of taxation of individuals and firms on inequality, top incomes, migration, human capital, and innovation. She also explores how people form their social preferences toward redistribution using large-scale online survey and experiment tools. Since May 2018, Stantcheva has been part of the French Council of Economic Advisers, or Conseil d'Analyse Economique. She holds master’s degrees in economics and economics and finance respectively from the Paris School of Economics and Ecole Polytechnique, and a B.A. in economics from the University of Cambridge. She received her Ph.D. in economics from MIT in 2014 and was a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows 2014–16 before joining the Harvard Department of Economics in July 2016.