Assistant Professor of Economics
Contact & Office Hours
Monday, 2–3 p.m.
Thursday, 3–4 p.m.
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 (PDF)," Environment and Development Economics, 22(5), pp. 517-545, October 2017.
"Groundwater Externalities with Endogenous Well Deepening (PDF)," with Susan Stratton Sayre, January 2017, revision requested.
"Can Farmers Adapt to Higher Temperatures? Evidence from India (PDF)," July 2017, submitted.
Work in Progress
"Impacts of Intraseasonal Water Availability on Crop Yields," with Susan Stratton Sayre.
"Can Workfare Programs Support Adaptation to Climate Change? Evidence from Indian Agriculture," with Anil Bhargava.