Tamma Carleton is a postdoctoral scholar in the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics at the University of Chicago. Tamma is an environmental and resource economist, leveraging tools from applied microeconomics, remote sensing, and climate science to quantify the interactions between economic development and large-scale environmental change. She works with the Climate Impact Lab (CIL), a multi-disciplinary, multi-organizational research group that partners with EPIC to calculate the social and economic costs of climate change. Tamma worked with CIL while completing her PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, where she was also an EPA STAR Fellow and Doctoral Fellow in the Global Policy Lab at the Goldman School of Public Policy. A Rhodes Scholar, Tamma earned master’s degrees in Environmental Change & Management and in Economics for Development at University of Oxford. She has a BA in Economics from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, and was a Research Analyst at the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Economics.

Areas of Focus: Climate Change
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Climate Change
Climate change is an urgent global challenge. EPIC research is helping to assess its impacts, quantify its costs, and identify an efficient set of policies to reduce emissions and adapt...
Climate Economics
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Climate Economics
Climate change will affect every sector of the economy, both locally and globally. EPIC research is quantifying these effects to help guide policymakers, businesses, and individuals working to mitigate and...
Climate Science
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Climate Science
EPIC’s interdisciplinary team of researchers is contributing to a cross-cutting body of knowledge on the scientific causes of climate change and its social consequences.
Environmental Health
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Environmental Health
Energy and industrial processes introduce toxins into the environment. EPIC research is helping to educate policymakers and consumers on the social and economic costs of this pollution, and the potential...
Climate Impact Lab
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Climate Impact Lab
Climate change is already altering lives every day. The Climate Impact Lab is building the world’s most comprehensive body of research quantifying the impacts of climate change sector-by-sector, community-by-community, around...
Social Cost of Carbon
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Social Cost of Carbon
The social cost of carbon is an essential tool for incorporating the cost of climate change into policy-making, corporate planning and investment decisionmaking in the United States and around the...