Simon Black

Economist, Fiscal Affairs Department, at International Monetary Fund

Simon Black is an Economist at the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department where he specializes in climate change mitigation, carbon pricing, and environmental taxation. Before joining the IMF he was a Climate Economist at the World Bank and a Climate Economist at the UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO). In 2014-5 he served on the UK delegation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), where he helped negotiate the Paris Agreement. He also has a background in consulting and financial services advisory. He holds a Master’s in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and a Master’s in International Development (MPA/ID) from Harvard University, where he was a Frank Knox Fellow. He has authored several articles the economics of climate change and has advised dozens of governments on their emissions reductions strategies.