Warwick J. McKibbin, AO, FASSA, is Distinguished Professor of Economics and Public Policy and director of the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA) in the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University (ANU). He joined the Peterson Institute for International Economics as nonresident senior fellow in September 2023. He 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 the McKibbin Software Group. McKibbin is Distinguished Public Policy Fellow of the Economic Society of Australia, Distinguished Fellow of the Asia and Pacific Policy Society, and a fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (London).
McKibbin received his AM and PhD in economics from Harvard University in 1986, and his bachelor of commerce (with First class honors) and the University medal from the University of New South Wales in 1980.
He served on the Policy Board of the Australian Central Bank (the Reserve Bank of Australia) from 2001 to 2011 and worked on the staff at the Reserve Bank from 1975 to 1991. During 1991–93, he was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a nonresident senior fellow during 1993–2023 (as codirector of the Climate and Energy Economics Project and as a fellow at the Center on Regulation and Markets and the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy).
McKibbin was awarded 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 Organizations" and the Centenary Medal in 2003 "For Service to Australian Society through Economic Policy and Tertiary Education."
McKibbin is internationally renowned for his contributions to global economic modelling (coauthor of the McKibbin Sachs Global model and the G-Cubed multicountry model), the theory of monetary policy, climate change policy, and economic modelling of pandemics. He has published more than 240 peer-reviewed academic papers and six books and is a regular commentator in the popular press. He regularly advises international institutions, central banks, governments, and corporations across a range of developed and emerging economies.