Professor Warwick McKibbin was a Professorial Fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy until October 2012. He is an ANU Public Policy Fellow in the Crawford School of Public Policy and an Adjunct Professor in the Australian Centre for Economic Research in Health at the Australian National University, a non resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C, and president of McKibbin Software Group. Professor McKibbin was a member of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia for a decade until July 2011. He has also worked at the Japanese Ministry of Finance, US Congressional Budget Office, World Bank, and advises governments and corporations globally.
Professor McKibbin has been a consultant for many international agencies and a range of governments on issues of macroeconomic policy, international trade and finance, and greenhouse policy issues. Professor McKibbin has published widely in technical journals and the popular press including the book "Global Linkages: Macroeconomic Interdependence and Cooperation in the World Economy" written with Professor Jeffrey Sachs of Harvard University, and the new edited book "Sovereign Wealth: The Role of State Capital in the New Financial Order, Imperial College Press. In 2012, his paper on “Globalization and Disease” was voted one of the 50 Most Influential papers ever published by MIT Press Journals.
Professor McKibbin received his B.Com (Honours 1) and University Medal from the 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 a founding member of the Harvard University Asian Economic Panel. He was awarded the Centenary medal in 2003 "For Service to Australian Society through Economic Policy and Tertiary Education".