Samuel Stolper

Assistant Professor


PhD, Harvard University (public policy)

BS, Brown University (biomedical engineering)

3006 Dana


Sam Stolper is an environmental and energy economist. His research, teaching, and writing are aimed at the design and implementation of environmental policy that is both efficient and equitable. He teaches courses on this subject to graduate students at SEAS as well as undergraduates in the Program in the Environment (PitE). Prior to joining SEAS, Sam was a postdoctoral associate at MIT, jointly through the Department of Economics and the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR). He received a Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard University and a B.S. in biomedical engineering from Brown University.


"Local Pass-Through and the Regressivity of Taxes: Evidence from Automotive Fuel Taxes."

    • Working paper, latest version
    • Harvard Environmental Economics Program Discussion Paper 16-70 (May 2016)

"Can Environmental Policy Reduce Infant Mortality? Evidence from the Ganga Pollution Cases", joint with Quy-Toan Do and Shareen Joshi. Revise and resubmit.

    • World Bank Policy Research Working Paper #WPS7799 (August 2016)

"Pass-Through of Firm-Specific Cost Shocks: Evidence from Spanish Gas Stations", joint with Richard Sweeney.

"Targeting to Improve Welfare through Energy Efficiency Programs", joint with Chris Knittel.

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