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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.


"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 Policy 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)

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

"Machine-Learning the Impacts of Behavioral Interventions: Evidence from Household Energy Use”, joint with Christopher Knittel.

"The Microeconomic Rebound Effects of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: Implications for Travel, Energy, and Emissions", joint with Morteza Taiebat and Ming Xu.

"Information and Environmental Injustice", joint with Catie Hausman.

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