I am a professor of Economics at Harvard University.
My research focuses on how to improve the tax and transfer system for firms and individuals. I combine theory and empirics to study the effects of taxes and transfers on economic outcomes and how to incorporate these effects into our tax models.
I focus on three main topics: 1) The dynamic, long-run effects of taxes on innovation, human capital, and wealth; 2) The determinants of our social preferences, attitudes, and perceptions that ultimately drive support for redistribution. For this, I conduct large-scale online surveys and experiments. 3) The effects of taxes in imperfect markets with informational frictions and rents.
Since May 2018, I have been a member of the French Council of Economic Advisers (Conseil d'Analyse Economique).
Starting January 2020, I will be co-editor at the Quarterly Journal of Economics.
I received my 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.