Ian Parry

Principal Environmental Fiscal Policy Expert in the Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF

Ian Parry is Principal Environmental Fiscal Policy Expert in the Fiscal Affairs Department of the IMF. Prior to joining the IMF in 2010, Parry was at Resources for the Future, where he was first appointee to the Allen V. Kneese Chair in Environmental Economics. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago. Parry’s research focuses on the development of analytical models to quantify 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 over 50 papers in professional journals and has written numerous other scholarly articles. His recent (co-authored or co-edited) books include Fiscal Policy to Mitigate Climate Change: A Guide for Policymakers; Issues of the Day: 100 Commentaries on Environmental, Energy, Transportation, and Public Health Policy; Getting Energy Prices Right: From Principle to Practice; and Implementing a US Carbon Tax: Challenges and Debates.

CEPR Policy Research


  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey