BCom(UNSW), AM, PhD (Harvard)
Director, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA, ANU) and Adjunct Professor, ACERH
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Professor McKibbin is Director of the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA) in the Economics Division of the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies at ANU. His research interests include global economic modelling, Asia-Pacific economic interdependence (with a focus on China and Japan), global environmental policy, international macroeconomic interdependence, global trade policy, global impacts of demographic change, Australian macroeconomic environmental policy, macroeconomic consequences of changes in risk perception, the role of international capital flows, and globalisation and disease.
His interest and expertise in macroeconomic modelling of the international transmission of economic shocks associated with infectious disease outbreaks has led to his affiliation with ACERH. Professor McKibbin and colleagues have developed the G-Cubed global macroeconometric model that can be used to simulate the economic effects of outbreaks of infectious diseases on macroeconomies. For infectious diseases that are readily transmissible, have serious or fatal outcomes, and for which a vaccine is not available, the effects on consumer and producer confidence can have economic ramifications far exceeding the immediate direct and indirect costs of those afflicted with the disease. The economic effects of the SARS outbreak provide an example of this phenomenon.
Professor McKibbin will work with Dr Sidorenko in supervising research at ACERH on the macroeconomic consequences of infectious disease outbreaks.