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I am an Assistant Professor at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at UC Santa Barbara. I am the Director of the Climate & Energy program at the Environmental Markets Lab, an affiliate of the Climate Impact Lab, an affiliate of the Center for Effective Global Action, and a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.


I joined Bren after a postdoc at the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago. I completed my PhD in Agricultural & Resource Economics at UC Berkeley, where I was an EPA STAR Fellow and a Doctoral Fellow in the Global Policy Lab at the Goldman School of Public Policy.

I am an environmental and resource economist, focusing on questions at the intersection of environmental change and economic development. Most of my projects study climate, water, and/or remote sensing.


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Carleton, T., L. Crews, and I. Nath., AEA Papers & Proceedings (2024)

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Boser, A.,  K. Caylor. A. Larsen, M. Pascolini-Campbell. J.T. Reager, and T. Carleton,

Nature Communications (2024)

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Zhang*, P.,  T. Carleton*, L. Lin, and M. Zhou, Nature Susatinability (2024)


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