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Distinguished Lecture in Economics with Stefanie Stantcheva: “How People Think about the Economy”

Wednesday, February 9
3:30 – 4:45 p.m.

This talk will present new evidence on how people think about economic policy issues leveraging large-scale social economics surveys and experiments in several countries. Professor Stefanie Stantcheva will specifically focus on support for redistribution policies and their link to immigration, social mobility, social positions, understanding of policies, and changes due to the pandemic.

About the Speaker
Stefanie Stantcheva is a professor of economics at Harvard University. Her research focuses on how to improve the tax and transfer system for firms and individuals. She combines theory and empirics to study the effects of taxes and transfers on human capital, capital, migration, and innovation—and how to incorporate these effects into our tax models. She also explores what drives people’s social preferences, attitudes, and perceptions using large-scale online surveys and experiments. Since May 2018, she has been a member of the French Council of Economic Advisers (Conseil d’Analyse Economique). She received her Ph.D. in economics from MIT in 2014 and was a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows from 2014 to 2016 before joining Harvard in July 2016.

This event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, parents, students, and the public.