Stefanie Stantcheva is a professor of economics at Harvard University. Before joining the economics department, Stefanie was a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. She served also as a faculty research fellow for the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Stefanie received a B.A. in economics from the University of Cambridge, an M.S. in economics and finance from the École Polytechnique, and a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is interested primarily in questions of how to improve the tax and transfer system. Her research has examined issues such as the determinants of social support for redistribution; the long-term effects of taxes on innovation, human capital, and wealth; and taxes’ effect on imperfect markets with informational frictions and rents.
Stefanie is an editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics. She has also been an associate editor for the Journal of Political Economy, the Review of Economic Studies and the American Economic Review. Since 2018, she has been a member of France’s Council of Economic Advisors.