Authors: Marcella Alsan, Luca Braghieri, Sarah Eichmeyer, Joyce Kim, Stefanie Stantcheva, and David Yang
There is a growing global concern about the health of democracies (Rubin, 2022). Although support for civil liberties had weakened prior to COVID-19 – the pandemic and the public health responses it elicited could possibly accelerate a trend towards autocracy.  Anticipating this threat, during the first few months of the pandemic our team conducted in-depth survey experiments across several Western democratic countries…
Authors: Marcella Alsan, Luca Braghieri, Sarah Eichmeyer, Joyce Kim, Stefanie Stantcheva, and David Yang

We study to what extent individual preferences for protecting rights and civil liberties are elastic to health insecurity.

Authors: Kristoffer Hvidberg, Claus Kreiner, and Stefanie Stantcheva

We link survey data on Danish people’s perceived income positions and views on inequality within various reference groups to administrative records on their reference groups, income histories, and life events.

Author: Stefanie Stantcheva

This paper offers guidance to researchers on how to create surveys. It covers the complete survey process, the design of the questions and experiments to the recruitment of respondents, the collection of data to the analysis of survey responses, and more.

Authors: Marcella Alsan, David Cutler, Stefanie Stantcheva, and David Yang

 In this survey study of US adults, there were gaps in reported incidence of COVID-19 and knowledge regarding its spread and symptoms and social distancing behavior…

Authors: Alberto Alesina, Armando Miano, and Stefanie Stantcheva

This paper provides a simple conceptual framework that captures how different perceptions, attitudes, and biases about immigrants or minorities can shape preferences for redistribution and reviews the empirical evidence on the effects of increasing racial diversity and immigration on support for redistribution.

Authors: Beatrice Ferrario and Stefanie Stantcheva

This paper illustrates the design and use of open-ended survey questions as a way of eliciting people’s first-order concerns on policies.

Authors: Ilyana Kuziemko, Michael Norton, Emmanuel Saez and Stefanie Stantcheva

We develop survey experiments to analyze how information about inequality and taxes affects preferences for redistribution. 4,000 respondents were randomized into treatments providing information on U.S. income inequality, the link between top income tax rates and economic growth, and the estate tax….

Authors: Alberto Alesina, Armando Miano, and Stefanie Stantcheva

We design and conduct large-scale surveys and experiments in six countries to investigate how natives perceive immigrants and how these perceptions influence their preferences for redistribution…

Authors: Alberto Alesina, Edoardo Teso and Stefanie Stantcheva

Using new cross-country survey and experimental data, we investigate how beliefs about intergenerational mobility affect preferences for redistribution in France, Italy, Sweden, the U.K., and the U.S..

Authors: Alberto Alesina, Armando Miano, and Stefanie Stantcheva

Americans are polarized not only in their views on policy issues and attitudes towards government and society, but also in their perceptions of the same, factual reality…

Author: Stefanie Stantcheva

I study how people understand, reason, and learn about two major tax policies: income taxation and estate taxation. Using large-scale Social Economics surveys issued to representative U.S. samples and associated experiments, I seek to elicit respondents’ factual knowledge about tax policy…