Professor Warwick J. McKibbin AO is a Distinguished Professor of Economics and Public Policy, and Director of the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA) in the Crawford School of Public Policy.

Professor McKibbin (FASSA) is also Director of Policy Engagement and ANU Node Leader of the Australian Research Council, Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) and Director of Research at McKibbin Software Group Pty Ltd.

Professor McKibbin is a Distinguished Public Policy Fellow of the Economic Society of Australia; a Distinguished Fellow of the Asia and Pacific Policy Society; a Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (London) and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C (in the Center on Regulation and Markets and the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy).

He was appointed to the Order of Australia in 2016 “for distinguished service to education as an economist, particularly in the area of global climate policy, and to financial institutions and international organisations” and the Centenary medal in 2003 “for service to Australian society through economic policy and tertiary education”.

Professor McKibbin is internationally renowned for his contributions to global economic modeling, the theory of monetary policy, climate change policy and economic modeling of pandemics. He has published more than 240 peer reviewed academic papers and 6 books as well as being a regular commentator in the popular press. He served on the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia from 2001 to 2011 and worked at the Reserve Bank from 1975 to 1991. He regularly advises international institutions, central banks, governments and corporations across a range of developed and emerging economies.

Fields of expertise



Lack of direction leaves climate policy in chaos: expert

Both sides of politics lack leadership when it comes to establishing clear climate policies, according to a leading…


Pandemic will cause globe $US21 trillion in economic pain

The global economy could lose up to $US21.8 trillion dollars in 2020 alone due to COVID-19, according to…

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