Vis Taraz

Assistant Professor of Economics

Vis Taraz

Contact & Office Hours

Spring 2020
Tuesdays 2:15-3:15,
Thursdays 12:15-1:15, 
and by appointment.


Wright 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.

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.