Stefanie Stantcheva is currently a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, and will begin an appointment as an Assistant Professor at the Harvard Department of Economics in July 2016. She was a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows 2014-2016.
Her research focuses on the optimal design of the tax system, taking into account important labor market features, social preferences, and long-term effects such as human capital acquisition and innovation by people and firms. She is also interested in the empirical effects of taxation on inequality, top incomes, migration, human capital, and innovation.
Stancheva received a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) from University of Cambridge, UK in 2007, a Master Quantitative Economics and Finance from L'Ecole Polytechnique in Paris in 2008, a Master in Economic Analysis and Policy from the Paris School of Economics and ENSAE in 2009, and her Ph.D. in Economics from MIT in 2014.