Stolper was born in Vienna, the eldest son of liberal economist Gustav Stolper. In 1925 the family moved to Berlin and emigrated in 1933 to the USA. In 1938 Stolper completed his economics studies at Harvard University. He was a student of Joseph Schumpeter.
From 1949, Stolper was Professor of Economics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
In 1986 Stolper was a co-founder of the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society.
- The Newsletter of the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society. ISS Forum No. 7. August 2002
- Wolfgang F. Stolper: British monetary policy and the housing boom. Cambridge,Mass. Harvard Univ. Press, 1941.
- Wolfgang F. Stolper: Strukturwandlungen der amerikanischen Wirtschaft seit dem Kriege. Essen. Archiv-Verl. Hoppenstedt Merten, 1956.
- Wolfgang F. Stolper: The Structure of the East German economy. (Center for International Studies ; Massachusetts Inst. of Technology] / Wolfgang F. Stolper. With the assistance of Karl W. Roskamp. Cambridge : Harvard University Press, 1960.
- Wolfgang F. Stolper: Joseph Alois Schumpeter : the public life of a private man . – Princeton, NJ : Princeton Univ. Press, 1994.
Individual evidence and observations
- Source: Toni Stolper. Ein Leben in den Brennpunkten unserer Zeit. Klett Cotta 1979.
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