Bio: Tamma is an EPA STAR Fellow and PhD student in Agricultural & Resource Economics at UC Berkeley, specializing in climate change impacts and adaptation. As a Rhodes Scholar, Tamma earned an MSc. in Environmental Change & Management and an MSc. in Economics for Development at University of Oxford, where she worked on quantifying the effectiveness of climate change adaptation strategies and the price effects of spatial integration of food markets in East African subsistence farming systems. She was awarded the George Webb Medley prize for best performance in development economics and was Coordinator of the interdisciplinary Oxford Food Security Forum. She has a BA in Economics (summa cum laude) from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.
Research: Tamma’s doctoral research seeks to improve understanding of the impacts of climate change, and society’s ability to adapt to those impacts. Her current projects include studies on crop diversity and farmer welfare in India during the Green Revolution, climate and suicide in modern India, and opium poppy, violence and drought in Afghanistan. She is a Graduate Student Researcher under Dr. Solomon Hsiang at the Goldman School of Public Policy, where she works with the Climate Impact Lab, an interdisciplinary team developing an empirically-grounded global assessment of climate change impacts through the 21st century.
Fields of Interest: Climate change, sustainable development, agriculture, violence
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