Stefanie Stantcheva and Tarik Abou-Chadi awarded Henrik Enderlein Prize

17.06.2022 - Press release

Joint press release by the Federal Foreign Office, the French Foreign Ministry, the Sciences Po University and by the Hertie School.

Stefanie Stancheva, Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University, and Tarik Abou-Chadi, Associate Professor in European Union and Comparative Politics at Oxford University, are the recipients of the 2022 Henrik Enderlein Prize. The Franco-German research prize honours outstanding researchers under the age of 40 whose work contributes to the future of Europe. The award was jointly established at the beginning of 2022 by the Hertie School, Sciences Po Paris, the German Federal Foreign Office and the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs. Both scholars share the prize money and receive 5,000 euros each. Awarded for the first time this year, the prize will be presented annually. The award ceremony took place yesterday evening at the French Foreign Ministry on the Quai d'Orsay in Paris.

Excellent research meets practical relevance

An international jury chaired by Jean Pisany-Ferry, Professor of Economics at Sciences Po Paris and the European University Institute in Florence selected Stantcheva and Abou-Chadi. The jury was convinced by the academic excellence and high practical relevance of their respective research. In their work, Stantcheva and Abou-Chadi advocate for evidence-based decision-making to develop policy for the common good and to stimulate public debates, the jury said.

The scholars’ work on the tax system and the transformation of social democracy

Stefanie Stantcheva is the Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University. She researches the taxation of corporations and individuals as well as political opinion formation processes. Her work focuses on the long-term effects of tax policy on innovation, education and wealth. Stantcheva also researches citizens' attitudes towards environmental, health and immigration policies. The economist places a special focus on the influence of the concepts of race and social mobility. In addition to her academic work, she advises the French Council of Economic Experts, the Conseil d'Analyse Économique.

Tarik Abou-Chadi is Associate Professor of European Union and Comparative European Politics at Nuffield College, University of Oxford. His research focuses on the transformation of parties and party systems in Europe. He has a particular focus on the political challenges currently faced by social democratic parties. Through his podcast Transformation of European Politics and his engagement with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, he brings his research findings to the public.

About the Henrik Enderlein Prize

The Henrik Enderlein Prize is endowed with 10,000 euros and is awarded to young social scientists under the age of 40. The work of the awardees demonstrates academic excellence and makes a distinct contribution to the public debate on the future of Europe. The Henrik Enderlein Prize is named in honour of the late president of the Hertie School, who was a strong advocate for Europe.

Jury members include Jury Chair Jean Pisani-Ferry, Professor of Economics at Sciences Po in Paris and the European University Institute in Florence; Dorit Geva, Professor of Sociology at the Central European University in Budapest/Vienna; Mark Hallerberg, Professor of Political Economy at the Hertie School in Berlin; Guillaume Plantin, Professor of Economics at Sciences Po in Paris; Adam Tooze, Professor of History at Columbia University in New York; Cornelia Woll, Professor of International Political Economy and President of the Hertie School; Dimo Böhme, Deputy Commissioner for Franco-German Cooperation at the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs; Emmanuelle Gallet, Deputy Commissioner for Franco-German Cooperation at the German Federal Foreign Office; Teresa Stiens, journalist at Handelsblatt; and Karl de Meyer, journalist at Les Echos.

Anna Lührmann, Minister of State for Europe and Climate at the German Federal Foreign Office:

The Henrik Enderlein Prize for Research Excellence in the Social Sciencess is awarded to two brilliant researchers. Just like Professor Enderlein, Tarik Abou Chadi and Stefanie Stantcheva have with their work the ambition to contribute to the political debate in Europe, be it in the field of political science or economics. This dialogue between academic research and policy, which Henrik Enderlein has always been very committed to, is crucial to charting a European path in a rapidly changing world.


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