Professor Warwick McKibbin is the Distinguished Chair in Public Policy at the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis in the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University (ANU). He is also an ANU Public Policy Fellow, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences, a Distinguished Fellow of the Asia and Pacific Policy Society, a nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C (where he is co-Director of the Climate and Energy Economics Project) and President of McKibbin Software Group Inc. Professor McKibbin was foundation Director of the ANU Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis and foundation Director of the ANU Research School of Economics.
Professor McKibbin received his Bachelor of Commerce with First Class Honours and University Medal from the University of NSW in 1980, the Member of the Order of Australia Medial (AM) in 1984, and a PhD from Harvard University in 1986. He was awarded the Centenary medal in 2003 'for Service to Australian society through economic policy and tertiary education.'
Internationally renowned for his contributions to global economic modeling, Professor McKibbin has published more than 200 academic papers as well as being a regular commentator in the popular press. He has authored or edited five books including Climate Change Policy after Kyoto: A Blueprint for a Realistic Approach with Professor Peter Wilcoxen of Syracuse University. He has been a consultant for many international agencies and a range of governments on issues of macroeconomic policy, international trade and finance, greenhouse policy issues, global demographic change and the economic cost of pandemics.
Warwick McKibbin is an articulate and compelling speaker.
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