Vis Taraz

Assistant Professor of Economics

Vis Taraz

Contact & Office Hours

Fall 2018
Tuesday 2-3 p.m.,
Thursday 3-4 p.m.
And by appointment.

 

Pierce Hall 204

413-585-3588

Education

Ph.D., M.Phil., M.A., Yale University

B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Biography

Vis Taraz 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 teaches courses that are broadly related to her research interests. At Smith, she teaches courses in introductory microeconomics, statistics and econometrics, development economics, and the economics of climate change. She plans to teach a seminar on India’s economic development in the coming semesters.