Focus areas: criminal justice, gentrification, the economics of race, causal inference for program evaluation
Harold Stolper is an economist studying barriers to economic opportunity and public policy solutions to help level the playing field, including policing disparities, neighborhood change, and access to public transit. His current research focuses on how the MTA and NYPD use public resources to criminalize poverty at the subway turnstile, especially in Black and Latinx communities.
Harold teaches Quantitative Analysis II, Data Analysis for Policy Research Using R, and Data Analysis for Policy Research Using Stata.
Harold received his PhD in Economics and a Master's degree in Urban Policy Analysis from Columbia University. Prior to joining SIPA full-time, he served as the Senior Economist at the Community Service Society of NY―an organization working to promote upward mobility for low-income NYers through research, advocacy and direct service work.