I am a Research Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in the Equity and Justice research group and Assistant Professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). My research focuses on environmental, health, and development economics. I work on the economic implications of climate change for labor supply, inequality, and international conflict, and how these can be mitigated by policy. In particular, recently I have focused on how finance can be directed toward achieving climate goals. As part of this agenda, I am working on the NATURANCE project. I was previously a Research Associate at the Qatar Centre for Global Banking & Finance at King’s Business School, King’s College London. I have also been a Visiting Climate Change Graz Post Doc Fellow at the University of Graz, a postdoc at the RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment (EIEE) in Milan, and Adjunct Professor at IE University in Madrid.¬† I completed my Ph.D. in Sustainable Development at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in 2019. I¬†graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University and received the Applied Mathematics Faculty Award.


Recent Work:

Climate Change, International Migration, and Interstate Conflict“, Cattaneo, C. and Foreman, T. Ecological Economics. 2023.

Governance of Sustainable Finance,” Chalmers, A.; Klingler-Vidra, R.; Aikman, D; Kuralbayeva, K,; and Foreman, T. Capco Journal. June 2024.

Upcoming Presentations:

15th Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics – “Insurance to support nature-based solutions: opportunities and constraints,” with JoAnne Linnerooth-Bayer, Jenan Irshaid, and Juliette Martin