Tej Parikh is a British economist and media commentator working at the intersection of macroeconomics, business, public policy, and financial markets.
From 2017 to 2021 he was Chief Economist of the Institute of Directors, a private-sector lobbyist. Prior to the IoD, he was as an economist at the Bank of England and journalist in Phnom Penh for The Cambodia Daily. He is also an independent global public policy writer and consultant.
At the IoD, he was a frequent commentator on UK economy and business issues during Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic, on national and international platforms across TV, radio, print, and online formats. He has appeared on BBC News, BBC World, BBC Radio, BBC Daily Politics, ITV News, Sky News, Channel 4, Channel 5, CNN, Bloomberg, LBC, and TalkRADIO among others. His quotes and articles have featured in The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times, The Sunday Times, and The Independent among others.
As a global public policy writer and analyst, he has written regularly on global economic and political developments for international outlets, with a specialism in Cambodia, Myanmar, and South Asia. His articles, commentary, and analysis have featured in Foreign Affairs, The Guardian, Foreign Policy, Reuters, CNN International, The Diplomat, The Cambodia Daily, The Huffington Post, The National Interest, The Asia Times, World Politics Review, Prospect Magazine, openDemocracy, New Internationalist, Radio24syv, Arise TV, A News Turkey TV, and eNCA TV among others.