We examine how the extent to which one views the world in zero-sum terms — i.e., that benefits to one person or group come at the expense of others — influence policy views and can help explain current political divides in the United States.

Authors: Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Adrien Fabre, Tobias Kruse, Bluebery Planterose, Ana Sanchez Chico, and Stefanie Stantcheva

Using new surveys on more than 40,000 respondents in twenty countries that account for 72% of global CO2 emissions, we study the understanding of and attitudes toward climate change and climate policies.

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: Alberto Alesina, Matteo Ferroni, and Stefanie Stantcheva

We investigate how respondents perceive racial inequities between Black and white Americans, what they believe causes them, and what interventions, if any, they think should be implemented to reduce them.

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

Using large-scale online surveys and experiments on representative U.S. samples, we study how well people understand, reason, and learn about four economic policies: i) Personal income taxation, ii) Estate taxation, iii) Health insurance, and iv) Trade. 

Author: Stefanie Stantcheva

I study how people understand and reason about trade, and what factors shape their views on trade policy.