Warwick McKibbin

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Warwick McKibbin is Professor of International Economics, ANU Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies; Director ANU Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis; and Senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in the US. Professor McKibbin has worked at Reserve Bank of Australia from 1975 to 1991, for the Japanese Ministry of Finance, the US Congressional Budget Office and the World Bank, and was appointed to the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia (2001-06). Professor Warwick McKibbin is also a Professorial Fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy. [1][2]

In June 2006 it was announced that he would be part of the Government's Uranium Mining, Processing and Nuclear Energy Review Taskforce.[3]

Climate change

In 2002, the Sydney Morning Herald noted that: "Professor Warwick McKibbin, one of Australia's internationally recognised experts on global warming, is not one of the 272 economists petitioning the Federal Government "to ratify the Kyoto Protocol without delay. It is a pretty sad indictment of the profession when people sign these things en masse without expertise," he says. Clive Hamilton, whose Australia Institute pushed the petition, says he "wouldn't waste the postage stamp" inviting McKibbin to enlist because he "serves the Government's interests"." [4]

According to Melinda Howes, writing in a 2002 issue of Actuary Australia: "Warwick McKibbin, professor of international economics at ANU [is] one of the foremost opponents of the Kyoto Protocol."


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