Director of Research

Warwick McKibbin

Professor Warwick Mckibbin

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SensiblePolicy.com is run by McKibbin Software Group Pty Ltd (Australia) (MSG).

MSG was formed in 1993 with the goal of making available the latest developments in numerical algorithms for research and policy analysis. The application of these techniques to developing global economic models has put McKibbin Software Group at the frontier of research in global modelling and formed a base for a global network of researchers.

About the Director of Research

The Director of Reseach for MSG is Professor Warwick McKibbin.

Professor Warwick J. McKibbin has a Vice Chancellor's Chair in Public Policy in the Crawford School of Public Policy in the Australian National University College of Asia and the Pacific. He is also a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington where he is co-Director of the Climate and Energy Economics Project; a scholar in the Centre on Social Dynamics and Policy; and a scholar in the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy

Professor McKibbin is also an Adjunct Professor in the Australian Centre for Economic Research in Health. He was foundation Director of the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis and the ANU Research School of Economics

Professor McKibbin was a member of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia (the Australian equivalent of the Board of Governors of the US Federal Reserve) from 2001-2011. He was a Professorial Fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy (2003-2012) in Sydney where is was involved in the design and development of the Lowy Institute for a decade from its inception.

He served as a member of the Australian Prime Ministers Science, Engineering and innovation Council and on the Australian Prime Minister's Taskforce on Uranium Mining Processing and Nuclear Energy in Australia.

Professor McKibbin is internationally renowned for his contributions to global economic modeling. He has published more that 200 academic papers as well as being a regular commentator in the popular press. He has authored / edited four books including the book "Global Linkages: Macroeconomic Interdependence and Cooperation in the World Economy" written with Professor Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University and "Climate Change Policy after Kyoto: A Blueprint for a Realistic Approach" with Professor Peter Wilcoxen of Syracuse University.

ProfessorMcKibbin received his B.Com (Honours 1) and University Medal from University of NSW (1980) and his AM (1984) and a PhD (1986) from Harvard University. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences and was awarded the Centenary medal in 2003 "For Service to Australian
Society through Economic Policy and Tertiary Education".

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.

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