Assistant Professor of Economics
Contact & Office Hours
Pierce Hall 204
Ph.D., M.Phil., M.A., Yale University
B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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.
“Adaptation to Climate Change: Historical Evidence from the Indian Monsoon (PDF),”Environment and Development Economics, 22(5), pp. 517-545, October 2017. [See the published version.]
“Can Farmers Adapt to Higher Temperatures? Evidence from India (PDF),” May 2018, conditionally accepted at World Development, pending minor amendments.
“Groundwater Externalities with Endogenous Well Deepening (PDF),” with Susan Stratton Sayre, January 2018, revised draft under review.
Work in Progress
“The Role of Climate Variability and Irrigation in International Migration,” with Katrin Millock and Theo Benonnier.