Thomas Stoker

Faculty

Thomas Stoker

About

Thomas M. Stoker is the Gordon Y Billard Professor in Management and Economics, Emeritus and a Professor of Applied Economics, Emeritus at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Stoker is a leading researcher in economic modeling, econometric methodology, and empirical analysis of economic relationships. His specialties include aggregation in economics—which connect individual decisions with overall economic aggregates—and semiparametric econometrics—which refer to flexible methods of estimation for economic models. Stoker has done applications to a diverse range of empirical problems in economics, including consumer demand, energy demand and supply, housing wealth and consumption, and the study of unemployment. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society.

Stoker holds a BS in mathematics from the University of Arizona and an MS and a PhD in economics from Harvard University.

Publications

"There Is No Free House: Ethnic Patronage and Property Rights in a Kenyan Slum ."

Marx, Benjamin, Thomas Stoker, and Tavneet Suri, MIT Sloan Working Paper 5041-13. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, August 2016.

"The Economics of Slums in the Developing World."

Marx, Benjamin, Thomas Stoker, and Tavneet Suri​. Journal of Economic Perspectives Vol. 27, No. 4 (2013): 187-210.

"Documenting the Birth of a Financial Economy."

Suri, Tavneet, William Jack, and Thomas Stoker. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Vol. 109, No. 26 (2012): 10257-262.

"Set Identification and Sensitivity Analysis with Tobin Regressors."

Chernozhukov, Victor, Roberto Rigobon and Thomas Stoker. Quantitative Economics Vol. 1, No. 2 (2010): 255-277.

"Bias from Censored Regressors."

Rigobon, Roberto and Thomas Stoker. Journal of Business and Economic Statistics Vol. 27, No. 3 (2009): 340-353.

"Aggregation: Econometrics."

Stoker, Thomas. In The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, edited by L. Blume, S. Durlauf, London, England: Macmillan, 2008.

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