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," July 2016, revise and resubmit.
"Groundwater Externalities with Endogenous Well Deepening," with Susan Stratton Sayre, January 2017, submitted.
"Can Farmers Adapt to Extreme Heat? Evidence from India," July 2016, under revision.
Work in Progress
"Adaptation to Climate Extremes in Developing Countries: An Analysis of In Utero Weather Impacts on Early-Life Health Outcomes," with Ben Fitch-Fleischmann.