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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Can Environmental Policy Reduce Infant Mortality? Evidence from the Ganga Pollution Cases", joint with Quy-Toan Do and Shareen Joshi. Journal of Development Economics (2018) 133:306-325. World Bank Research. Working Paper 7799 (August 2016)
- "Local Pass-Through and the Regressivity of Taxes: Evidence from Automotive Fuel Markets."
- Harvard Environmental Economics Program Discussion Paper 16-70 (May 2016)
- "Information and Inequity: An Application to Environmental Quality", joint with Catie Hausman.
- "Using Machine Learning to Target and Extrapolate: A Case Study of Household Energy Use", joint with Chris Knittel.
- "Pass-Through of Firm-Specific Cost Shocks: Evidence from Spanish Gas Stations", joint with Richard Sweeney.
PhD, Harvard University (public policy)
BS, Brown University (biomedical engineering)