Tamma is a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Chicago and will be joining the faculty at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara in summer 2020. Tamma received her BA in economics from Lewis & Clark College in 2009, MSc. in environmental change and management from University of Oxford in 2012, MSc. in economics for development at the same institution in 2013, and PhD in agricultural and resource economics at University of California, Berkeley in 2018. Tamma's research seeks to improve quantitative understanding of how global environmental change influences and is shaped by economic development. She uses datasets and methodologies from both social and physical sciences to answer questions focused on climate change and global water scarcity. Tamma is a member of the Climate Impact Lab, an interdisciplinary team developing an empirically-grounded global assessment of climate change.
Fields of Interest: Climate change, mental health, water, sustainable development, agriculture, violence