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27 Apr 2017


Once again, Trump has broken the mould. The 100-day mark is traditionally used to assess a new administration’s progress in advancing its policy agenda. With Trump, that’s impossible. In foreign policy at least, it’s more appropriate to ask whether at the 100-day...

Video lecture/presentation

25 Apr 2013

Professor Warwick J. McKibbin, ANU Chair in Public Policy, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis in the Crawford School of Public Policy, gives this talk titled Are economic models useful in the global macroeconomic policy debate? This video was recorded at ANU on 5 April 2013....

Research report

28 Feb 2013

The Doha climate talks in December 2012, wrapped up lines of negotiation that were begun years before in Bali. Negotiators resolved contentious questions about the future of the Kyoto Protocol and finally put the constraints of the Bali agenda behind them. Now they need turn...

Research report

29 Mar 2012

This paper examines the differences between the impacts of fiscal policy in advanced versus emerging economies.

The emergence of substantial fiscal deficits and a large build-up of government debt in major advanced economies will inevitably lead to a period of fiscal consolidation in coming...

Research report

9 Jul 2010

Copenhagen failed to produce an agreement on climate change commensurate with the scale of the problem, highlighting the fundamental weaknesses in the existing UN framework. Progress on a new agreement is agonisingly slow. Weightier commitments by the major emitters are necessary, but calls for ‘greater...

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4 Jun 2010

This paper by Lowy Institute Professorial Fellow Warwick McKibbin and Timo Henckel summarises a conference held in Sydney on 18-19 March 2010, which was sponsored by the Asian Development Bank, Australian National University, the Brookings Institution, the Lowy Institute for International Policy and Worley Parsons....

Discussion paper

3 Jun 2010

The political accord struck by world leaders at the United Nations negotiations in Copenhagen in December 2009 allows participating countries to express their greenhouse gas commitments in a variety of ways. For example, developed countries promised different percent emissions reductions relative to different base years...

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12 Aug 2009

Warwick McKibbin outlines the key features that are needed in a new climate change framework beyond Kyoto, drawing on lessons from monetary history.

Using the analogy of the way modern central banks run monetary policy, it outlines an alternative to the Kyoto protocol which...

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