I am an Assistant Professor at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at UC Santa Barbara. I am an affiliate of the Climate Impact Lab, a research associate at the Environmental Markets Lab, 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. 



Carleton, T., J. Cornetet, P. Huybers, K. Meng, and J. Proctor, PNAS (2020)

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Updating the United States Government's Social Cost of Carbon

Carleton, T. and M. Greenstone

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A Generalizable and Accessible Approach to Machine Learning with Global Satellite Imagery

Rolf*, E.,  J. Proctor*, T. Carleton*, I. Bolliger*, V. Shankhar*, M. Ishihara, B. Recht, and S.M. Hsiang, Nature Communications (2021)