Jim Stodder received his BA cum laude from Harvard University, MS with distinction from the University of Essex (UK), and a PhD from Yale University, all in the field of Economics.
Before his current position as Professor of the Practice at Boston University, he held a similar position at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). He holds research affiliations with Boston University's Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future and the Centre for European Research in Microfinance (CERMi) at the Université libre de Bruxelles
His work has appeared in places like the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Comparative Economics, Comparative Economic Studies, Eastern Economic Journal, Review of Income and Wealth, European Journal of Law and Economics, and the Journal of Economic Education, among others.
He has published in the fields of Law & Economics, income distribution, behavioral economics, post-communist transitions, energy and the environment, and digital social currencies. His current work is on the macroeconomic impacts of (1) community currencies and also (2) effective carbon taxes.