In the NewsGlobal Policy LabMay 17, 2019

Dr. Tamma Carleton Wins Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Dissertation Award

Dr. Tamma Carleton has been awarded the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. Her dissertation examined the effects of climate change on the wellbeing of populations (e.g. effects of extreme heat and crop failure on suicide rates in India), and the extent to which they are able to use resources (e.g. groundwater) to adapt to those changes (sometimes adaptation gaps remain). Carleton is a 2018 graduate of University of California Berkeley's Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. She is currently a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Chicago, and this fall will join the faculty of the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at UC Santa Barbara.