Assistant Professor of Economics
Contact & Office Hours
Tuesday, noon-1 p.m.
Thursday, 11 a.m.-noon
And by appointment.
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," accepted at Environment and Development Economics.
"Groundwater Externalities with Endogenous Well Deepening," with Susan Stratton Sayre, January 2017, submitted.
"Human Capital Costs of Climate Change: Evidence from Test Scores in India," with Teevrat Garg and Maulik Jagnani, March 2017.
"Can Farmers Adapt to Extreme Heat? Evidence from India," July 2016, under revision.