The impact of demographic change in Asia on the global economy

Crawford School of Public Policy

Event details

Crawford Research Seminar

Date & time

Friday 13 October 2017


Seminar Room 1, Stanner Building 37, Lennox Crossing, ANU


Professor Warwick McKibbin, Crawford School, ANU.


Ben Hillman

In this seminar, Professor Warwick McKibbin will outline his ARC Centre of Excellence project on population ageing. The overall project is multi-disciplinary across a number of universities. The project located at ANU will be focused on incorporating demographic issues into the production and consumption decisions of households and firms and the balance sheets of government and the financial sector; applying the modelling developments to all countries and regions in the G-Cubed global economic model with a focus on countries in the Asia-Pacific region; and using this model to explore different demographic scenarios and evaluate alternative policy responses.

The focus of the project is on the consequences of demographic change within countries and between countries through trade and capital flows, and in particular the impact on relative prices of goods and services and the likely effects on real interest rates.

Professor Warwick McKibbin AO is Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA) in Crawford School at The Australian National University (ANU). He is also an ANU Public Policy Fellow; a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences; a Distinguished Fellow of the Asia and Pacific Policy Society; and a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC. Professor McKibbin served for a decade on the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia until July 2011.

The Crawford School Research Seminar (CSRS) is a forum for scholars from across Crawford School of Public Policy to share their research and receive input from faculty and doctoral candidates on works-in-progress.

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