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.