On March 16, 2022 Harvard Professor Stefanie Stantcheva delivered the annual Uwe Reinhardt Distinguished Lecture. Stantcheva presented “Social Positions and Fairness Views on Inequality,” which is joint work with Kristoffer B. Hvidberg and Claus Kreiner.
Full video of Stantcheva’s lecture is available on the event page.
Stantcheva is the Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University and the founder of Harvard’s Social Economics Lab, which deploys surveys across several countries to better understand how people’s views on economic and social policies emerge.
Stantcheva earned her Ph.D. in Economics from MIT in 2014 and was a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows 2014-2016 before joining the Harvard Department of Economics in July 2016. She is currently co-editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics. Her research explores the long-run effects of taxes on innovation, education and training, and wealth.
The Uwe Reinhardt Distinguished Lectureship was created through a gift from Gilchrist B. Berg (’73) in honor of Uwe E. Reinhardt, Princeton’s James Madison Professor of Political Economy, professor of economics and public affairs.
Reinhardt, who was a member of Princeton’s faculty for nearly 50 years, was one of the nation’s leading economists, with particular expertise in the American health care system. His advice was frequently sought by policymakers, journalists, and health-related organizations here and abroad, as well as by Congress. He was also known as a charismatic and generous teacher with an incisive wit and a warm, irreverent personality, which endeared him to generations of students and colleagues.
You can learn more here about the Uwe Reinhardt Distinguished Lecture series and the Uwe Reinhardt Professorship in Economics.