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Warwick J. McKibbin

Distinguished Professor of Economics and Public Policy, ANU Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA), Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University

Professor Warwick McKibbin is Distinguished Professor of Economics and Public Policy, ANU Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA) in the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University (ANU). He is also the Director of Policy Engagement in the Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR). He is a distinguished Public Policy Fellow of the Economic Society of Australia; A Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (London); a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences; a Distinguished Fellow of the Asia and Pacific Policy Society; a non-resident 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 the foundation Director of the ANU Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis and foundation Director of the ANU Research School of Economics. He was also a Professorial Fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy for a decade from 2003 where he was involved in its design and development. Professor McKibbin served for a decade on the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia (the Australian equivalent of the Board of Governors of the US Federal Reserve) until July 2011.

Professor McKibbin is internationally renowned for his contributions to global economic modelling. Professor McKibbin has published more than 200 academic papers as well as being a regular commentator in the popular press. He has authored/ edited 5 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.


  • 1993–present
    Professor, ANU
  • 1991–present
    Senior fellow, The Brookings Institution


  • 1986 
    Harvard, PhD
  • 1984 
    Harvard, Masters
  • 1980 
    UNSW, B.Comm (hons)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council


Officer of the Order of Australia; Centenary Medal