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Stefanie Stantcheva will be a speaker at the NBER Public Economics Program Meeting/Economic Analysis of Business Taxation Conference, Fall 2023.
Stefanie Stantcheva was one of the three keynote speakers together with Nicholas Bloom and Uri Gneezy at the Advances with Field Experiments (AFE) 2023 Conference.
The authors investigate the origins and implications of zero-sum thinking – the belief that gains for one individual or group tend to come at the cost of others. Using a new survey of a representative sample of 20,400 US residents, they measure zero-sum thinking, political preferences, policy views, and a rich array of ancestral information spanning four generations.


Stefanie talks about the research of the Social Economics Lab at the 2-day French-German cabinet retreat in Hamburg in October 2023.
People think differently than before: belief in shared benefits is dwindling. This has fatal consequences for the economy, politics and society as a whole.
A portrait of Stefanie Stantcheva, from Philippine Robert on "Le Point".
Daron Acemoglu wins the A.SK Social Science Award 2023, valued at 100,000 euros, for his work on economic prosperity and political stability. Additionally, Filiz Garip and Stefanie Stantcheva are awarded the inaugural “A.SK Bright Mind Awards,” each worth 20,000 euros, for their contributions as emerging social researchers.
NBER Keynote featuring Stefanie's work on the perceptions of mobility.
Stefanie was featured in Elle Canada's "Elle 100: Women That Are Changing the World" list.
In the season finale of The New Bazaar, Stefanie discusses her lab's research on public opinions regarding open trade, income inequality, racial economic disparities, and climate change. She examines how these views vary by factors like partisanship and class, and how people sometimes change their opinions when presented with new information.
On Tuesday, July 12th, Stefanie Stantcheva, a Harvard economics professor and member of the Council of Economic Analysis (CAE), explored whether the French are ready to do more for the climate on the show "Le Grand Journal de l'Éco" hosted by Thomas Sasportas.
Stefanie's talk titled "How People Think About the Economy" at the 2022 Economic Journal Lecture hosted by the Royal Economic Society.
Econofact podcast: How People Form, and Change Their Opinions on Economics
Stefanie delivered the 14th CESifo and IIPF Richard Musgrave Lecture on Social Economics Surveys and Experiments, on 24 March 2022
A video feature of Stefanie's "Social Positions and Fairness Views on Inequality" working paper on Econimate.
A Harvard Business School podcast with Stefanie about people's misconceptions about inequality and their consequences.
Stefanie was featured in Le Figaro, an article that focused on her research-driven contributions to social economics.
Stefanie delivers the 7th Richard Goode Lecture hosted by IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva.
At an event at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) discussing Europe's economic recovery post-pandemic, Stefanie shares insights on the lasting impact of tax policy on innovation, education, and wealth.
A Harvard Gazette article discussing Stefanie's research work on the perceptions of racial gaps and how youth's perceptions closely mirror the partisanship of their parents.
At the event, Stefanie presented findings on inequality and economic insecurity, focusing on enhancing equality of opportunity and tax fairness, and stimulating job creation, as detailed in a report co-authored with Dani Rodrik.
A profile on Stefanie by the French financial daily, Les Echos.
Stefanie was named a 2021 Andrew Carnegie Fellow, joining a group of notable scholars. Her research, supported by Harvard colleagues, delves into optimizing tax and transfer systems, examining their long-term effects on innovation, education, and wealth, as well as public understanding of policies like taxation and trade.
Stefanie was named a 2021 Andrew Carnegie Fellow for her work that explores the impact of knowledge, partisanship, and fairness on economic policy views and tests educational materials to improve understanding of these policies.
In this article, Stefanie focuses on taxes, transfers, and redistribution, examining their effects, optimal design, and public perceptions, employing novel methods like social economics surveys and experiments to gain deeper insights.
In this Marketplace podcast, Stefanie highlights the inaccuracy of people's perceptions about their own economic status and that of their social and work circles, as revealed by research based on tax and income data from thousands of residents in Denmark.
Stefanie's paper, "Determinants of Views on the Fairness of Inequality" which she co-authored along with Kristoffer B. Hvidberg and Claus Kreiner, was featured in NBER's March 2021 digest.
Interview with Stefanie by American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP) News.
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