Costello taps Warwick McKibbin for RBA board

AUSTRALIA - Australian Treasurer Peter Costello said today, 26 July, he appointed academic Warwick McKibbin as a member of the Reserve Bank of Australia's board.

McKibbin, whose term on the board begins 31 July and runs for five years, is a professor of international economics at the Australian National University.

He is also a senior fellow of the Brookings Institute in the U.S.

"I believe that, with his highly respected academic credentials and wide expertise in domestic and international macr