Tara Vishwanath is a Lead Economist and Global Lead of the Welfare Implications of Climate, Fragility, and Conflict Risks Global Solutions Group in the Poverty and Equity Practice of the World Bank. Prior to joining the Africa Region, where she leads the Nigeria Poverty and Equity program, she led the poverty program in the Middle East and North Africa and the South Asia Regions. Before joining the World Bank, she was a professor in the department of economics at Northwestern University. She has published widely in leading international economics journals spanning research topics in economic theory, labor economics, and development. She holds a PhD in economics from Cornell University.