Charles Phillip McPherson

Dr McPherson is a Tax Policy Adviser in the Fiscal Affairs Department at the International Monetary Fund, with particular responsibilities for fiscal and financial policies in natural resource-rich countries. Prior to taking up his position at the Fund in 2007, he was Senior Adviser on Oil and Gas at the World Bank.

His work at the Bank focused on petroleum sector reform and sector lending activities in a wide range of countries.He also managed the Bank’s participation in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). Before joining the Bank, Dr. McPherson spent 15 years at two international oil companies, holding a variety of senior positions in international negotiations and government agreements.

He received his B.A. in economics and political science from McGill University, M.Sc. in international economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago. He is a Canadian and British citizen.

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    Managing Oil Savings

    South Sudan is unique in many ways. A new country, landlocked, formed in very difficult conditions and still facing many unresolved issues with limited capacity in many areas. Highly dependent on oil for exports and fiscal revenues, it has recently experienced the destabilizing sequence of an oil-led spending boom in 2010 and 2011 followed by a sharp spending cutback in...

    4 Sep 2014 | Charles Phillip McPherson