Samuel Stolper

Assistant Professor


PhD, Harvard University (public policy)

BS, Brown University (biomedical engineering)

(734) 763-3243
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 in 2016 from Harvard University and a B.S. in biomedical engineering in 2006 from Brown University.

  • "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.

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