Stefanie Stantcheva

Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy,
Harvard University


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Research

Working Papers

Measuring What Is Top of Mind [NEW April 2024!]

(with Ingar Haaland, Christopher Roth and Johannes Wohlfart)

Harvard University Working Paper, 2024

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• Lecture slides

People’s Understanding of Inflation [NEW May 2024!]

(with Alberto Binetti and Francesco Nuzzi)

Harvard University Working Paper, 2024

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• Online Appendix, Questionnaire and Slides

Why do We Dislike Inflation? [NEW May 2024!]

Spring 2024 Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (BPEA) issue, 2024

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• Online Appendix, Questionnaire, Slides and Resources and Data

The How and Why of Household Reactions to Income Shocks [NEW Feb 2024!]

(with Roberto Colarieti and Pierfrancesco Mei)

NBER Working Paper 32191, 2024

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• Online Appendix, and Questionnaire

Wealth and Property Taxation in the United States [UPDATED! March 2023]

(with Sacha Dray and Camille Landais)

NBER Working Paper 31080 [Revise and Resubmit at the Quarterly Journal of Economics], 2023

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• Slides

Zero-Sum Thinking and the Roots of U.S. Political Divides [UPDATED! May 2024]

(with Sahil Chinoy, Nathan Nunn, and Sandra Sequeira)

NBER Working Paper 31688, 2023

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• Online Appendix, Questionnaire, and Slides

Fighting Climate Change: International Attitudes Toward Climate Policies [UPDATED! April 2023]

(with Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Adrien Fabre, Tobias Kruse, Bluebery Planterose, and Ana Sanchez Chico)

NBER Working Paper 30265 [Revise and Resubmit at the American Economic Review], 2022

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• Online Appendix, Questionnaire, Slides, Resources and Data, and Video Treatments

• Slides

Understanding of Trade [UPDATED! August 2023]

NBER Working Paper 30040 [Revise and Resubmit at the Review of Economic Studies], 2022

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• Online Appendix, Questionnaire, Slides, and Video Treatments

Perceptions of Racial Gaps, their Causes, and Ways to Reduce Them

(with Alberto Alesina and Matteo Ferroni)

NBER Working Paper 29245 [Reject and resubmit at the Journal of Political Economy], 2021

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• Online Appendix, Questionnaire, Slides, and Video Treatments

Tax Simplicity or Simplicity of Evasion? Evidence from Self-Employment Taxes in France [UPDATED! April 2024]

(with Philippe Aghion, Maxime Gravoueille, and Matthieu Lequien)

NBER Working Paper, 2022

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Press coverage: Washington Post , Liberation

Tax Design, Information, and Elasticities: Evidence from the French Wealth Tax [UPDATED! April 2024]

(with Bertrand Garbinti, Jonathan Goupille-Lebret, Mathilde Munoz, and Gabriel Zucman)

NBER Working Paper 31333, 2023

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• Slides

Understanding Economic Policies: What do people know and learn?

Harvard University Working Paper, 2020

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• Online Appendix and Questionnaire

Reforms and Dynamics of Income: Evidence Using New Panel Data

(with Philippe Aghion, Vlad Ciornohuz and Maxime Gravoueille)

Working Paper, 2019

Anatomy of Inequality and Income Dynamics in France [UPDATED! May 2023]

(with Philippe Aghion, Vlad Ciornohuz and Maxime Gravoueille)

Working Paper, 2019

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• Online Appendix

• Old 2019 Version

Dancing with the Stars: Innovation through Interactions

(with Ufuk Akcigit, Santiago Caicedo Soler, Ernest Miguelez and Valerio Sterzi)

NBER Working Paper 24466 [Revise and Resubmit at Econometrica], 2018

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Learning and (or) Doing: Human Capital Investments and Optimal Taxation

NBER Working Paper 21381, 2015

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Optimal Income, Education and Bequest Taxes in an Intergenerational Model

NBER Working Paper 21177, 2015

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• Slides


Publications

Immigration and Redistribution

(with Alberto Alesina and Armando Miano) The Review of Economic Studies 90(1): 1–39, 2023

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• Online Appendix, Slides, Questionnaire, Resources and Data, and Video treatments

Press coverage: New York Times (June 2018) , Project Syndicate , Corriere della Sera , VoxEU , New York Times (December 2018)

Social Positions and Fairness Views on Inequality

(with Claus Thustrup Kreiner and Kristoffer Balle Hvidberg) The Review of Economic Studies 90(6): 3083–3118, 2023

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• Online Appendix, Questionnaire, and Video Treatments

Press coverage: VoxEU , NBER Digest , Marketplace , Econimate

Civil Liberties in Times of Crisis

(with Marcella Alsan, Luca Braghieri, Sarah Eichmeyer, Joyce Kim, and David Yang) AEJ: Applied Economics 15(4): 389-421, 2023

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• Online Appendix, Questionnaire, and Resources and Data

The Health of Democracies during the Pandemic: Results from a Randomized Survey Experiment

(with Marcella Alsan, Luca Braghieri, Sarah Eichmeyer, Minjeong Joyce Kim, and David Y. Yang) AEA Papers and Proceedings 113: 572-576, 2023

• Online Appendix, Slides, and Resources and Data

How to Run Surveys: A guide to creating your identifying variation and revealing the invisible

Shortened version is Annual Review of Economics 15(1): 205-234, 2022

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• Online Appendix, Slides, and Resources and Data

Optimal Taxation and R&D Policies

(with Ufuk Akcigit and Douglas Hanley) Econometrica 90(2): 645–684, 2022

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• Supplementary Material

• Data and codes

Eliciting People's First-Order Concerns: Text Analysis of Open-Ended Survey Questions

(with Beatrice Ferrario) AEA Papers and Proceedings 112: 163-69, 2022

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• Online Appendix, Slides, Resources and Data, and Questionnaire

Taxation and Innovation in the 20th Century

(with Ufuk Akcigit, John R. Grigsby and Tom Nicholas) Quarterly Journal of Economics 137(1): 329–385, 2022

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• Online Appendix

• Data and codes

Press coverage: VoxEU

Trust in Scientists in Times of Pandemic: Panel Evidence from 12 Countries

(with Yann Algan, Daniel Cohen, Eva Davoine and Martial Foucault) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118(40), 2021

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Understanding Tax Policy: How do People Reason?

Quarterly Journal of Economics 136(4): 2309–2369, 2021

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• Online Appendix, Questionnaire, Resources and Data, and Video Treatments

Clearing the Bar: Improving Tax Compliance for Small Firms through Target Setting

(with Yazan Al-Karablieh and Evangelos Koumanakos) Journal of International Economics 130: 103452, 2021

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Diversity, Immigration, and Redistribution

(with Alberto Alesina and Armando Miano) AER: Papers and Proceedings 110: 329-334, 2020

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• Online Appendix, and Slides

Dynamic Taxation

Annual Review of Economics 12: 801–831, 2020

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• Online Appendix

Taxation and Migration: Evidence and Policy Implications

(with Henrik Kleven, Camille Landais, and Mathilde Munoz) Journal of Economic Perspectives 34(2): 119-142, 2020

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The Polarization of Reality

(with Alberto Alesina and Armando Miano) AER: Papers and Proceedings 110: 324-328, 2020

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Disparities in Coronavirus 2019 Reported Incidence, Knowledge, and Behavior Among US Adults

(with Marcella Alsan, David Yang, and David Cutler) JAMA Network Open Network 3(6), 2020

• Online Appendix, and Questionnaire

A Simpler Theory of Optimal Capital Taxation

(with Emmanuel Saez) Journal of Public Economics 162: 120-142, 2018

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• Slides

Intergenerational Mobility and Preferences for Redistribution

(with Alberto Alesina and Edoardo Teso) American Economic Review 108(2): 521-554, 2018

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• Online Appendix, Slides, Questionnaire and Resources and Data

Press coverage: Washington Post , Quartz , Fast Company , The Atlantic , VOX , The Economist , Bloomberg , Le Monde , Project Syndicate , Project Syndicate Youtube Video

Optimal Taxation and Human Capital Policies over the Life Cycle

[Lead article] Journal of Political Economy 125(6): 1931–1990, 2017

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• Online Appendix

Generalized Social Welfare Weights for Optimal Tax Theory

(with Emmanuel Saez) American Economic Review 106(1): 24-45, 2016

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• Online Appendix

Taxation and the International Mobility of Inventors

(with Ufuk Akcigit and Salome Baslandze) American Economic Review 106(10): 2930–2981, 2016

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• Online Appendix

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• Replication Package

Press coverage: NBER Digest , The Telegraph , VoxEU , Wall Street Journal

How Elastic are Preferences for Redistribution: Evidence from Randomized Survey Experiments

(with Ilyana Kuziemko, Michael Norton and Emmanuel Saez) American Economic Review 105(4): 1478-1508, 2015

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• Online Appendix, Slides, Questionnaire, and Resources and Data

Optimal Income Taxation with Adverse Selection in the Labour Market

Review of Economic Studies 81(3): 1296-1329, 2014

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Optimal Taxation of Top Incomes: A Tale of Three Elasticities

(with Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez) AEJ: Economic Policy 6(1): 230-271, 2014

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• Data

Press coverage: VOX

Optimal Taxation and Human Capital Policies over the Life Cycle

Job Market Paper, 2013

This is a long and comprehensive job market paper version and has now been replaced by two papers: ''Learning and (or) doing: Human Capital Investments and Optimal Taxation'' and ''Optimal Taxation and Human Capital Policies over the Life Cycle.''

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Book Chapters & Policy Papers

Comment on Intermunicipal Cooperation in France and Related Tax Issues

Policy Responses to Tax Competition, Chapter 4, NBER book chapter series, 2023

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Taxation and Innovation: What Do We Know?

(with Ufuk Akcigit)

Innovation and Public Policy, Chapter 6 [also NBER Working Paper 27109], 2022

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Inequalities in the Times of a Pandemic

Economic Policy [also NBER Working Paper 29657], 2022

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The Effects of Taxes on Innovation: Theory and Empirical Evidence

The Economics of Creative Destruction, A festschrift symposium in honor of Philippe Aghion and Peter Howitt, 2022

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Press coverage: NBER Digest

Repenser l'héritage [in French]

(with Clément Dherbécourt, Gabrielle Fack and Camille Landais)

Conseil d'Analyse Economique, 2021

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A Policy Matrix for Inclusive Prosperity

(with Dani Rodrik)

NBER Working Paper 28736, 2021

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Perceptions and Preferences for Redistribution

The IFS Deaton Review [also NBER Working Paper 29370], 2021

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Fixing Capitalism’s Good Jobs Problem

(with Dani Rodrik)

Oxford Review of Economic Policy 37(4): 824–837, 2021

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Economic Inequality and Insecurity: Policies for an Inclusive Economy

(with Dani Rodrik)

in Report Prepared for Commission Chaired by Olivier Blanchard and Jean Tirole on Major Future Economic Challenges, France, 2021

Additional Links: Full Report , Summary , Full Report [French] , Summary [French] , Appendix

Why do we not Support more Redistribution? New Explanations from Economics Research

(Eds. Dani Rodrik and Olivier Blanchard, MIT University Press)

in Combating Inequality: Rethinking Policies to Reduce Inequality in Advanced Economies, 2021

Disparities in Coronavirus 2019 Reported Incidence, Knowledge, and Behavior Among US Adults

(with Marcella Alsan, David Yang, and David Cutler)

JAMA Network Open, 2020