Sam Stolper is an environmental and energy economist. His research, teaching, and writing are aimed at the design of equitable and efficient environmental, energy, and climate policy. He teaches courses on this subject to graduate students at SEAS as well as undergraduates in the Program in the Environment (PitE). He also serves as a member of the Governor of Michigan's Council on Climate Solutions. Prior to joining SEAS, Sam was a postdoctoral associate at MIT; 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.
Samuel Stolper, Michael Moore, and Timothy Arvan (forthcoming). “The Promise and Peril of Carbon Neutrality Goals” (with Michael Moore and Timothy Arvan). Accepted at Review of Environmental Economics and Policy. (https://sstolper.github.io/website-stuff/Stolper_Arvan_Moore_2023_REEP_accepted.pdf)
Sarah Jacobson, Amy Ando, Titus Awokuse, Nathan Chan, Jimena González-Ramírez, Matthew Interis, Dale Manning, and Samuel Stolper (forthcoming). “Addressing Systemic Racism in Environmental and Resource Economics.” Accepted at Review of Environmental Economics and Policy. (https://sstolper.github.io/website-stuff/Ando_et_al_2023_WP.pdf)
Taiebat, Morteza, Samuel Stolper, and Ming Xu (2022). “Widespread Range Suitability and Cost Competitiveness of Electric Vehicles for Ride-hailing Drivers.” Applied Energy 319. (https://sstolper.github.io/website-stuff/Taiebat_Stolper_Xu_2022_AppliedEnergy.pdf)
Hausman, Catherine and Samuel Stolper (2021). “Inequality, Information Failures, and Air Pollution.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 110. (https://sstolper.github.io/website-stuff/Hausman_Stolper_2021_JEEM.pdf)
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. (https://sstolper.github.io/website-stuff/Knittel_Stolper_2021_AEAPP.pdf)
- "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.
UM SEAS Superior Teaching Award, 2021
PhD, Harvard University (public policy)
BS, Brown University (biomedical engineering)
External Faculty Affiliate, MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research