Professor Warwick McKibbin honoured at Australia Day Awards

26 January 2016

Climate Change Institute member, Professor Warwick McKibbin, was recognised in the 2016 Australia Day Honours.
Professor McKibbin, Director of the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis at Crawford School of Public Policy, has played a leading role in policy development around the economics of climate policy. He has also served on the board of the Reserve Bank of Australia, and is a member of the ANU Shadow RBA Board.  This year he will also be teaching a new course at Crawford School called Modelling the Global Economy.
His citation said the award was for distinguished service to education as an economist, particularly in the area of global climate policy, and to financial institutions and international organisations.
“I felt very honoured. It was wonderful to be recognised for years of working on important public policy issues. You never know if anyone is listening or whether you are making an impact,” Professor McKibbin said.
“My family, and particularly my wife Renee, have been wonderful support. I was also lucky to have great co-authors, excellent PhD students and looking back I am very pleased that I took opportunities whenever they emerged.”
Professor McKibbin is a member of the Policy and Economics of Climate Change research cluster.