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 in 2016 from Harvard University and a B.S. in biomedical engineering in 2006 from Brown University.
- Knittel, Christopher and Samuel Stolper (2021). "Machine Learning about Treatment Effect Heterogeneity: The Case of Household Energy Use." American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings 111: 440-444.
- Taiebat, Morteza, Samuel Stolper, and Ming Xu (2019). "Forecasting the Impact of Connected and Automated Vehicles on Energy Use: A Microeconomic Study of Induced Travel and Energy Rebound." Applied Energy 247: 297-308.
- Do, Quy-Toan, Shareen Joshi, and Samuel Stolper (2018). "Can Environmental Policy Reduce Infant Mortality? Evidence from the Ganga Pollution Cases." Journal of Development Economics 133: 306-325.
- "Inequality, Information Failures, and Air Pollution", with Catie Hausman. NBER Working Paper 26682 (January 2020).
- "Using Machine Learning to Target Treatment: The Case of Household Energy Use", with Chris Knittel. NBER Working Paper 26531 (December 2019).
- "Local Pass-Through and the Regressivity of Taxes: Evidence from Automotive Fuel Markets." Mimeo (December 2020).
- "Widespread Range Suitability and Cost Competitiveness of Electric Vehicles for Ride-Hailing Drivers", with Morteza Taiebat and Ming Xu.
- "Ride-Sharing Incentives to Reduce Externalities From Energy Use", with Morteza Taiebat and Ming Xu.
- "Water Affordability in Detroit: A Comparison of Alternative Rate Structures", with Noah Attal.
- "The Health Impacts of Water Shutoffs in Detroit, Michigan", with Noah Attal and Yulya Truskinovsky.
- "Pass-Through of Firm-Specific Cost Shocks: Evidence from Spanish Gas Stations", with Richard Sweeney.
- “Addressing systemic racism in environmental and resource economics”, with Sarah Jacobson, Amy Ando, Titus Awokuse, Nathan Chan, Jimena González-Ramírez, Sumeet Gulati, Matthew Interis, and Dale Manning.
PhD, Harvard University (public policy)
BS, Brown University (biomedical engineering)