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Vis Taraz earned her B.S. in mathematics from MIT and her Ph.D in economics from Yale University. She is a development economist whose primary research interests lie at the intersection of development and environmental economics. Her research centers on climate change, adaptation, agriculture, and irrigation, with a regional focus on India.
Taraz currently teaches courses in microeconomics, statistics and econometrics, and economic development.
Can Farmers Adapt to Extreme Heat? Evidence from India. July 2015. (email me for the most recent version)
Work in Progress:
The Race to the Bottom: Exploring the Gisser-Sanchez Paradox with Endogenous Groundwater Technology (with Susan Stratton Sayre)
Public Adaptation to Environmental Shocks: An Analysis of Large Dams in India
Intensification Effects of Adverse Weather Shocks: Implications for Climate Change