Stefanie Stantcheva

Professor of Economics,
Harvard University


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Research

Works in Progress

Understanding Tax Policy: How do people Reason?

Harvard University Working Paper, 2020

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• Survey Questionnaires

• Online Appendix

• Understanding Economics Website

Understanding Economic Policies: What do people know and learn?

Harvard University Working Paper, 2020

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• Survey Questionnaires

• Online Appendix

• Understanding Economics Website

Civil Liberties in the Time of Health and Economic Crises

Harvard University Working Paper, 2020

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Working Papers

Optimal Taxation and R&D Policies

(with Ufuk Akcigit and Douglas Hanley)

NBER Working Paper 22908 [Revise and Resubmit at Econometrica], 2019

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Taxation and Innovation in the 20th Century

(with Ufuk Akcigit, John R. Grigsby and Tom Nicholas)

NBER Working Paper 24982 [Revise and Resubmit at the Quarterly Journal of Economics], 2018

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• Slides

Press coverage: VoxEU

Immigration and Redistribution

(with Alberto Alesina and Armando Miano)

NBER Working Paper 24733 [Revise and Resubmit at The Review of Economic Studies], 2018

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• Slides

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

Reforms and Dynamics of Income: Evidence Using New Panel Data

(with Philippe Aghion, Vlad Ciornohuz and Maxime Gravoueille)

Working Paper, 2019

Anatomy of Inequality in France

(with Philippe Aghion, Vlad Ciornohuz and Maxime Gravoueille)

Working Paper, 2019

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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• Slides

Tax Simplicity and Heterogeneous Learning.

(with Ufuk Akcigit, Philippe Aghion and Mathieu Lequien)

NBER Working Paper 24049, 2017

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• Slides

Press coverage: Washington Post , Liberation

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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Publications


2020

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

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

JAMA Network Open, 2020

Taxation and Innovation: What Do We Know?

(with Ufuk Akcigit)

NBER Tax Policy and the Economy [also NBER Working Paper 27109], 2020

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Dynamic Taxation

Annual Review of Economics Volume 12, 2020

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The Polarization of Reality

(with Alberto Alesina and Armando Miano)

American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings 110: 324-328 [also NBER Working Paper 26675], 2020

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• Slides

Diversity, Immigration, and Redistribution

(with Alberto Alesina and Armando Miano)

American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings 110: 329-334 [also NBER Working Paper 26620], 2020

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Taxation and Migration: Evidence and Policy Implications

(with Henrik Kleven, Camille Landais and Mathilde Munoz)

Journal of Economic Perspectives Spring 2020 34(2): 119-142 [also NBER Working Paper 25740], 2020

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2018

A Simpler Theory of Optimal Capital Taxation

(with Emmanuel Saez)

Journal of Public Economics 162: 120-142 [also NBER Working Paper 22664], 2018

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• Slides

Intergenerational Mobility and Support for Redistribution

(with Alberto Alesina and Edoardo Teso)

American Economic Review 108 (2): 521-554 [also NBER Working Paper 23027], 2018

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• Online Appendix

• Slides

• Slides for the French National Assembly (June 2019)

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), 2018

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• Online Appendix


2016

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

• Slides

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

Generalized Social Welfare Weights for Optimal Tax Theory

(with Emmanuel Saez)

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

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• Slides

• Online Appendix


2015

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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• Slides

• Data


2014

Optimal Income Taxation with Adverse Selection in the Labour Market

Review of Economic Studies 81: 1296-1329, 2014

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• Online Appendix

Optimal Taxation of Top Incomes: A Tale of Three Elasticities

(with Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez)

American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 6 (1): 230-271, 2014

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• Data

Press coverage: VOX


2013

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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• Slides

• Computational appendix