Press release
16.06.2022

Stefanie Stantcheva and Tarik Abou-Chadi awarded Henrik Enderlein Prize

With their research, the economist and the political scientist are making an important contribution to the future of Europe.

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. 

"With their research, Stefanie Stantcheva and Tarik Abou-Chadi address issues that not only drive academia, but also engage policymakers and the public in Europe. Their work sparks public debates beyond the lecture hall which are crucial to setting the course for a strong and sovereign Europe," said Prof. Cornelia Woll, President of the Hertie School during the award ceremony.

From left: Cornelia Woll, Sylvie Retailleau, Clement Beaune, Tarik Abou-Chadi, Emmanuel Gallet, Hans Dieter Lucas, Kate Vivian and Jean Pisani-Ferry stand on a stage in a brilliant gilded hall for the Henrik Enderlein Prize Award Ceremony. Not pictured: Stefanie Stantcheva, who accepted the award remotely via video call.
Stefanie Stantcheva accepts the Henrik Enderlein Prize remotely via video call. She is pictured on a large screen, her words subtitled in French.
Tarik Abou-Chadi accepts the Henrik Enderlein Prize at a lectern at the French Foreign Ministry in Paris.
Cornelia Woll speaks at the award ceremony for the Henrik Enderlein Prize.
The audience looks on, seated in ornate white chairs, as Jean Pisani-Ferry speaks at the award ceremony for the Henrik Enderlein Prize. The room is lavishly decorated in gold carvings, the windows draped with red curtains.
The German and French flags flank the blue European Union flag on the left and right, respectively, on a blue stage in a gilded and lavishly decorated hall.
A line-art illustration depicts Henrik Enderlein holding a pen. Next to him are the words "Prix Henrik Enderlein", as well as a copy of his signature.

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.


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