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Tamma Carleton

Tamma Carleton

Assistant Professor

Environmental Economics, Climate Change

3418 Bren Hall


PhD, Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley
MSc, Economics for Development, University of Oxford
MSc, Environmental Change & Management, University of Oxford
BA, Economics, Lewis & Clark College


Tamma Carleton is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research combines economics with datasets and methodologies from remote sensing, data science, and climate science to quantify how environmental change and economic development shape one another. Tamma's current work focuses on climate change, water scarcity, and the use of remote sensing for global-scale environmental and socioeconomic monitoring. She is an active member of the Climate Impact Lab, an interdisciplinary team conducting an empirically-grounded global assessment of climate change impacts. Tamma joined the Bren School after a postdoc at the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago. She holds a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, MSc.'s in Environmental Change and Management as well as Economics for Development from the University of Oxford, and a BA in Economics from Lewis & Clark College.

Instructor Code: 34
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