Ian Parry

Principal Environmental Fiscal Policy Expert, Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund

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.

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. 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.

Featured work


Greening Europe’s post-COVID-19 recovery

This Blueprint includes some of the Group’s most prominent voices on the different aspects of the multidimensional issue of green recovery.

Jean Pisani-Ferry, Georg Zachmann, Guntram B. Wolff, Laurence Boone, Simone Tagliapietra, Ottmar Edenhofer, Thomas Wieser, Ian Parry, Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Klaas Lenaerts, Robert Stavins, Mirjam Kosch, Michael Pahle, Laurence Tubiana, Sabine Mauderer and Tomasz Koźluk