Vis Taraz

Assistant Professor of Economics

Vis Taraz

Contact & Office Hours

Tuesday, noon-1 p.m.
Thursday, 11 a.m.-noon
And by appointment.

Pierce Hall 204

413-585-3588

Education

Ph.D., M.Phil., M.A., Yale University

B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Biography

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.


Selected Publications

Forthcoming

"Adaptation to Climate Change: Historical Evidence from the Indian Monsoon," accepted at Environment and Development Economics.

Working Papers

"Groundwater Externalities with Endogenous Well Deepening," with Susan Stratton Sayre, January 2017, revision requested.

"Effects of Heat Stress on Physiology and Livelihoods: Implications for Human Capital Accumulation," with Teevrat Garg and Maulik Jagnani, July 2017.

"Can Farmers Adapt to Higher Temperatures? Evidence from India," July 2017, submitted.

Work in Progress

"Can Workfare Programs Support Adaptation to Climate Change? Evidence from Indian Agriculture," with Anil Bhargava.