Today’s Spotlight features a photograph, taken by Allegra Boverman
, of Stefanie Stantcheva, a fourth‑year PhD student in MIT’s Department of Economics.
Now that April 15 has come and gone, most Americans have turned their attention away from taxes. But MIT student Stefanie Stantcheva continues to ponder the trade‑offs associated with taxation.
A fourth‑year PhD student in MIT’s Department of Economics, Stantcheva studies optimal taxation — or, as she puts it, “how to set the tax system to generate revenue for the government while still preserving incentives for taxpayers to work and save, and carrying out whatever society deems to be an appropriate degree of redistribution.”
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