Stefanie Stantcheva (Harvard) will receive VII Calvó-Armengol Prize

Portrait of Stefanie Stantcheva

Professor Stantcheva has conducted pioneering research that integrates human capital into optimal tax theory and creative empirical work on the mobility response to taxation.

The Barcelona School of Economics and the Government of Andorra have announced that the seventh Calvó-Armengol International Prize in Economics will be awarded to Stefanie Stantcheva.

Stefanie Stantcheva is Professor of Economics at Harvard University and the founder of the Social Economics Lab. She received her PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2014 and was a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows from 2014-2016 before joining the Harvard Department of Economics. 

The Prize Selection Committee members for this seventh edition of the Calvó-Armengol Prize were Professors Salvador Barberà (UAB and BSE), Antonio Cabrales (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), and Melissa Dell (Harvard University and Calvó-Armengol Prize Laureate). Committee members Esther Duflo and Matthew O. Jackson recused themselves after an assessment of the nominees.

Human capital and optimal tax theory

Professor Stancheva’s work is primarily situated in public economics, while also making important contributions to labor economics, macroeconomics, and industrial organization. 

Her pioneering research integrates human capital and labor market imperfections into optimal tax theory. She has also conducted creative empirical work on the mobility response to taxation and the study of attitudes regarding income mobility and redistribution.

Notable theoretical and empirical contributions

Calvó-Armengol Prize activities celebrating Professor Stantcheva will take place in 2022.

About the Calvó-Armengol Prize

The Calvó-Armengol International Prize in Economics memorializes Antoni Calvó-Armengol, who passed away in 2007 at 37 years of age. It is awarded every two years to an economist or other social scientist who is not older than 40 years old for contributions to our understanding of social structure and its implications for economic interactions. 

Activities related to the Prize include an award ceremony in Andorra, homeland of the Prize's namesake, and an academic lecture in Barcelona, where he made outstanding contributions in social economics as a professor at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona the Barcelona School of Economics. In addition to the award ceremony and lecture, the Prize also includes a cash award of €30,000. 

The Prize is promoted by the Barcelona School of Economics and the Government of Andorra.

This edition of the Prize is also supported by the Severo Ochoa Research Excellence Program (CEX2019-000915-S) through Spain's State Research Agency (Agencia Estatal de Investigación - AEI). 

Previous recipients of the Calvó-Armengol Prize: