Ian Parry is the Principal Environmental Fiscal Policy Expert in the Fiscal Affairs Department of the IMF. Prior to joining the IMF in 2010, Parry held the Allen V. Kneese Chair in Environmental Economics at Resources for the Future. He has a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago and an MA in economics from Warwick University.
Parry’s research focuses on analytical and spreadsheet models to quantify for different countries the economic impacts and efficient levels of a wide range of environmental, energy, and transportation policies. His work emphasizes the critical role of fiscal instruments to address externalities and raise revenue. Parry has published numerous papers in professional journals. His recent (co-authored or co-edited) books include Energy Tax and Regulatory Policy in Europe: Reform Priorities; Implementing a US Carbon Tax: Challenges and Debates; Getting Energy Prices Right: From Principle to Practice; Fiscal Policy to Mitigate Climate Change: A Guide for Policymakers; and Issues of the Day: 100 Commentaries on Environmental, Energy, Transportation, and Public Health Policy.