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Sensible climate policy

In Sensible climate policy Professor Warwick McKibbin criticises the Kyoto Protocol that had just entered into force in February 2005. He predicts that the policy would not succeed in reducing emissions and argued that it was a mistake to continue to follow the ‘targets and timetables’ approach

The McKibbin-Wilcoxen Blueprint for climate policy

Professor Warwick McKibbin and Visiting Fellow Professor Peter Wilcoxen from Syracuse University outline various approaches to climate change policy. They argue that the issue of taking action against climate change should be separated from the issue of whether Australia should ratify the Kyoto

Flaws in climate-change research need fixing

Professor McKibbin, drawing on a recent Lowy Institute Working Paper, argues that there are a number of problems in the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change, Special Report on Emission Scenarios that forms the basis of many longer term climate predictions

The good, the bad and the ugly: assessing criticism of the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement

Criticism of the Australia-US FTA has come from a wide range of sources, running the gamut from free-trade economists through to protectionist-minded economic nationalists. While the breadth of views has made the discussion interesting, it has also made it confusing. Mark Thirlwell seeks to bring

Long run projections for climate change scenarios

The prediction of future temperature increases depends critically on the projections of future greenhouse gas emissions. Yet there is a vigorous debate about how these projections should be undertaken and how reasonable is the approach of the Special Report on Emissions Scenarios (SRES) published by

The international economy in 2003…

This Issues Brief suggests that a key theme over the past year has been the management of external imbalances in a world economy that is not only increasingly integrated but which is simultaneously undergoing a sustained geographic shift in the distribution of economic weight towards Asia

The perfect wave

Mark Thirlwell, Program Director, International Economy at the Lowy Institute, writes on the outlook for the global economy in 2004. The Diplomat, Vol. 2 No. 5, Dec-Jan 2004, pp. 25-26