Associate Professor of Economics, Smith College
Vis Taraz is an associate professor of economics at Smith College. She received her B.S. from MIT and her Ph.D. in economics from Yale University. She pursues a research agenda at the intersection of development and environmental economics. Her research focuses on the impacts of climate change in low- and middle-income countries, with a primary regional focus on India, and a secondary focus on Africa. Topics of research include the impacts of climate change on agriculture, human capital, migration, and labor markets.
Recent work by Vis Taraz
Rising temperatures reduce the proportion of workers in non-agricultural activities and inhibit structural transformation, with effects intensifying...