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Andrew Leigh

Andrew Leigh is the member for Fraser (ACT). Prior to his election in 2010, he was a professor in the Research School of Economics at the Australian National University, and has previously worked as associate to Justice Michael Kirby of the High Court of Australia, a lawyer for Clifford Chance (London), and a researcher for the Progressive Policy Institute (Washington DC). He holds a PhD from Harvard University and has published three books and over 50 journal articles. His books include Disconnected (2010), Battlers and Billionaires (2013) and The Economics of Just About Everything (2014).
Why the NRA has Australia in its sights
Law & Liberties - 23/07/2015 - 162 comments
Culture must foster the innovators of tomorrow
Economics - 21/07/2015 - 2 comments
Collaborative consumption challenges compettion code
Economics - 28/08/2014 - 10 comments
Carbon price boosted fair go
Environment - 19/08/2014 - 9 comments
Shooting down arguments against tough gun laws
Society - 26/06/2014 - 33 comments
The confidence trick
Economics - 28/05/2014 - 4 comments
Flushing the fair go
Economics - 23/05/2014 - 25 comments
Gary Becker 1930-2014
Economics - 8/05/2014 - 3 comments
Egalitarianism under threat
Economics - 24/04/2014 - 29 comments
Does size matter? An economic perspective on the population debate
Nation Building - 28/03/2014 - 54 comments
Donít drop the charities commission
Economics - 26/03/2014 - 4 comments
Ideas and engagement: the Western Australian economic story
Economics - 28/02/2014 - 7 comments
Debunking claims that Australia is a high-tax country
Economics - 7/02/2014 - 14 comments
It's MYEFO, Not YourEFO
Economics - 18/12/2013 - 13 comments
In praise of openness
Domestic Politics - 4/11/2013 - 6 comments
Hockey is tanking the budget
Economics - 1/11/2013 - 29 comments
Indirect inaction insufficient
Environment - 22/10/2013 - 16 comments
A coalition government means more austerity and more inequality
Domestic Politics - 6/09/2013 - 15 comments
The challenge of budget honesty
Economics - 20/08/2013 - 28 comments
It's time - to enrol
Domestic Politics - 12/08/2013 - 3 comments
Will three arrows find their target?
International - 6/06/2013 - 2 comments
The Power of fibre
Science & Technology - 21/05/2013 - 9 comments
Families, poverty and mobility
Society - 6/08/2012
The Asian Century
International - 30/04/2012 - 7 comments
The art of choosing
Economics - 18/04/2012 - 4 comments
eHealth
Health - 15/03/2012 - 5 comments
The social impact of the US recession
Economics - 20/10/2011 - 2 comments
The psychology of tax reform
Economics - 5/10/2011 - 6 comments
Nowcasting
Science & Technology - 23/09/2011
A mess, but no Messiah
Economics - 7/09/2011 - 4 comments
Playing by the rules
Economics - 26/08/2011 - 7 comments
The great Australian survey
Domestic Politics - 10/08/2011 - 24 comments
Mine the gap
Economics - 29/07/2011 - 4 comments
The price is right
Environment - 13/07/2011 - 53 comments
The case against a sovereign wealth fund
Economics - 30/06/2011 - 10 comments
Dentalnomics
Economics - 15/06/2011 - 1 comment
A plain choice for cigarettes and smokers
Health - 1/06/2011 - 8 comments
Turning the resource curse into a blessing
Economics - 18/05/2011 - 7 comments
Reforming CEO pay
Society - 9/05/2011 - 10 comments
Mental health across the lifecycle
Health - 14/04/2011 - 5 comments
Life of the Party
March 2011 Feature - 4/04/2011 - 9 comments
It's hard to build a road with clean hands
International - 16/03/2011 - 3 comments
A tax to make the polluter pay
Environment - 7/03/2011 - 17 comments
Ageing gracefully
Health - 17/02/2011 - 6 comments
Jobless in America
Economics - 7/02/2011
Smart Giving
Society - 24/12/2010 - 9 comments
The skilled city
Economics - 10/12/2010 - 4 comments
Funding the farm
Economics - 29/11/2010 - 9 comments
Labor is more liberal than the Liberals
Political Philosophy - 15/11/2010 - 16 comments
Behind Bars
Society - 10/11/2010 - 13 comments
Trust and markets
Economics - 18/10/2010 - 6 comments
The Human Capital Agenda
Economics - 30/09/2010 - 4 comments
The politics of debt
Economics - 20/09/2010 - 30 comments
The Lucky Country
Political Philosophy - 6/09/2010 - 7 comments
Does rationality rule?
Society - 12/07/2010 - 4 comments
Soccernomics
Sport - 23/06/2010
The blocking game
Domestic Politics - 15/06/2010 - 6 comments
Does the Greek tragedy have lessons for Australia?
Economics - 28/05/2010 - 15 comments
Teach for Australia
Education - 17/05/2010 - 21 comments
The Economics of Sleep
Health - 15/04/2010 - 3 comments
Taxing sin
Health - 7/04/2010 - 1 comment
Who ends up paying company taxes?
Economics - 19/03/2010 - 7 comments
Mind the gap?
Society - 9/03/2010 - 40 comments
The size of nations
International - 8/02/2010 - 5 comments
The economics of terrorism
Society - 25/01/2010 - 5 comments
Discrimination study
January 2010 Feature - 19/01/2010 - 23 comments
Why smart firms should experiment
Economics - 12/01/2010 - 3 comments
Money can buy you love
Society - 5/01/2010 - 13 comments
What can Australia learn from US school reforms?
Education - 8/12/2009 - 2 comments
Making prison work
Law & Liberties - 24/11/2009 - 19 comments
Nudge: crafting policies for busy lives
Society - 12/11/2009 - 2 comments
Boosting education in the downturn
Education - 5/11/2009 - 18 comments
How to deal with age inflation
Society - 12/10/2009 - 4 comments
Can taxpayers be stimulated?
Economics - 25/09/2009 - 10 comments
The economics of s*x work
Society - 11/09/2009 - 47 comments
Does leadership matter?
Domestic Politics - 31/08/2009 - 3 comments
Moonlighting in the Sunshine State
Law & Liberties - 14/08/2009 - 11 comments
The economics of dieting
Society - 31/07/2009 - 3 comments
When small isnít beautiful
Education - 17/07/2009 - 5 comments
The age of innovation
Society - 7/07/2009 - 8 comments
Politicians' pay: foxes guarding the hen-house?
Domestic Politics - 19/06/2009 - 35 comments
Are employee share ownership schemes good for workers?
Economics - 5/06/2009 - 6 comments
Taking betting seriously
Society - 26/05/2009 - 2 comments
In praise of renters
Society - 8/05/2009 - 15 comments
Why tax reformers should learn about ignorance
Economics - 28/04/2009 - 3 comments
Healthy living in hard times
Society - 17/04/2009 - 1 comment
What makes a good CEO?
Society - 8/04/2009 - 3 comments
The decline of an institution
October 2008 Feature - 8/10/2008 - 9 comments
Sharing the boom
Economics - 2/07/2008 - 9 comments
Giving economics a sporting chance
Sport - 25/06/2008
Pay for paperwork?
Education - 12/06/2008 - 6 comments
Can foreign aid help?
International - 3/06/2008 - 5 comments
A HECS on everything
Economics - 12/05/2008 - 6 comments
Does your policy work? Toss a coin to find out
April 2008 Feature - 30/04/2008 - 1 comment
Was the Summit a success?
Domestic Politics - 23/04/2008 - 10 comments
Getting school funding right
Education - 2/04/2008 - 7 comments
Measuring medicos
Health - 27/03/2008 - 6 comments
The politics of hope
Political Philosophy - 29/02/2008 - 16 comments
Moving away from trouble
Society - 18/02/2008 - 1 comment
Schools need a report card too
February 2008 Feature - 4/02/2008 - 10 comments
There's a bear in there
Economics - 25/01/2008 - 5 comments
What turns the aid tap on
Media - 21/01/2008 - 1 comment
Your sex can drive the way you vote
Domestic Politics - 22/11/2007 - 10 comments
First, find out what works
Science & Technology - 18/10/2007 - 5 comments
Forget the polls, ask the hard questions
Domestic Politics - 19/09/2007 - 26 comments
The politics of a rate rise
Economics - 20/08/2007
Intervention: better earlier
Society - 26/07/2007 - 4 comments
Prediction markets
Domestic Politics - 16/07/2007 - 3 comments
The Australian Republican Movement has demographics and logic on its side
Political Philosophy - 3/07/2007 - 23 comments
Getting out of a jam
Society - 19/06/2007 - 8 comments
The milk shortage
Nation Building - 18/05/2007 - 9 comments
Assessing the boss
Economics - 4/05/2007 - 3 comments
Breaking the pay deadlock
Education - 19/03/2007 - 39 comments
Weaving new threads into our cultural tapestry
Society - 19/02/2007 - 19 comments
Barack Obama - a man to inspire America?
Political Philosophy - 22/01/2007 - 22 comments
A failure to make the grade
Education - 13/09/2006 - 11 comments
There goes the neighbourhood
Education - 30/08/2006 - 9 comments
Academia online
Media - 3/07/2006 - 5 comments
Delivering better results
Domestic Politics - 26/06/2006 - 4 comments
Lies and statistics
Economics - 25/05/2006 - 9 comments
Book review: 'The Australian Miracle: An Innovative Nation Revisited'
Science & Technology - 18/05/2006 - 2 comments
Book review: 'Minimum Wages and Poverty: An Evaluation of Policy Alternatives'
Economics - 2/05/2006 - 10 comments
Why Australia should pay Indigenous children to attend school
Education - 18/04/2006 - 76 comments
Only rich people want to lower the top tax rate
Economics - 8/03/2006 - 34 comments
Investing in early childhood
Society - 27/02/2006 - 12 comments
Labor's greatest free trader
Domestic Politics - 15/12/2005 - 4 comments
Simple tax means many happy returns
Economics - 16/11/2005 - 8 comments
Itís time to run the rule over federal advertising
Domestic Politics - 2/11/2005 - 4 comments
Memo to Kim: Oppositions must provide propositions
Domestic Politics - 20/10/2005 - 13 comments
Time to look beyond the unemployment statistics
Economics - 27/09/2005 - 1 comment
Wise Hedgehogs and Clever Foxes
Political Philosophy - 19/09/2005 - 3 comments
School: leaving it too early
Education - 1/09/2005 - 3 comments
A pat on the back is better than a kick in the behind
Domestic Politics - 20/07/2005 - 3 comments
You're evicted, eliminated, fired!
Domestic Politics - 23/06/2005 - 4 comments
What will the tax cuts mean for households?
Domestic Politics - 9/06/2005 - 2 comments
Policymakers must do their homework
Education - 20/05/2005 - 6 comments
Program paved the road to re-election
Domestic Politics - 5/04/2005 - 12 comments
A simple solution to those annoying water restrictions
Environment - 29/03/2005 - 12 comments
Workers solidarity, but only for a few
Society - 11/03/2005 - 6 comments
Putting the brakes on the road toll
Society - 17/12/2004 - 155 comments
How to iron out economic volatility
Economics - 30/11/2004
Pollsters versus punters: How the pundits called the election
Domestic Politics - 13/10/2004
Blind trusts for political gifts are a surer bet than trusting blindly
Domestic Politics - 8/10/2004
Pollsters at odds with simple probabilities
Domestic Politics - 7/10/2004
Matched on mojo, powers to persuade
Domestic Politics - 21/09/2004
Do polls lie?
Domestic Politics - 10/09/2004
Book Review: policies to create opportunities for the underpriviledged
Society - 20/07/2004
Nelson takes a leaf out of Bush's education reform plan
Education - 9/07/2004
More police on the beat means fewer problems on the streets
Law & Liberties - 25/05/2004
A year of study abroad would create global citizens and enrich education
Education - 14/05/2004
Here's how governments can help the sugar industry without the FTA
Domestic Politics - 8/03/2004
Good news: raising the minimum wage is not as costly as we thought
Economics - 6/02/2004
The best and worst of the U.S. and how Australia compares - Part 2
International - 19/01/2004
The best and worst of the U.S. and how Australia compares - Part 1
International - 16/01/2004
Risky Mark Latham is just the ticket for the battling Opposition team
Domestic Politics - 6/01/2004
Nelson needs to read the research and try something radical with education
Education - 10/12/2003
The positive redistributive effects of Moving to Opportunity programs
September 2003 Feature - 1/09/2003
But Peter, here's some things the government can do to help people
August 2003 Feature - 25/08/2003
Four-wheel drives might be safer for owners, but not for others on the road
Society - 9/07/2003
The rise and fall of the Third Way
Domestic Politics - 9/06/2003
Increasing obesity: slim hopes for a culture that lacks self-control
Health - 27/05/2003
Free trade and its critics? No rush - but when you have a spare moment ...
Economics - 20/05/2003
Snake oil medicine will not help an ailing health system to recover
Health - 22/04/2003
Got a policy suggestion? Well, how about we test it and see if it works?
Domestic Politics - 12/03/2003
The School of Government will deliver innovation, diversity and flexibility
Domestic Politics - 29/01/2003
Reduce demand to limit supply: the economics of hate
International - 12/11/2002
Can parenting training work?
Society - 9/10/2002 - 1 comment
Major League Baseball could learn from Australia
Sport - 15/09/2002
Numbers crunch salary cap's logic
Sport - 15/08/2002
The Baby Bonus: family friendly?
Domestic Politics - 30/07/2002
Smaller classes become big issue
Education - 15/06/2002
The American media and the Bali Bombing - why it didn't rate well
Media - 11/06/2002
Sexuality and the city
Society - 15/05/2002
A crisis of trust that bodes ill for society
Domestic Politics - 15/03/2002
Public engagement requires a strong political vision
Society - 15/02/2002
Moving to opportunity
Society - 15/01/2002
How to predict the 2001 federal election outcome (maybe)
Domestic Politics - 30/09/2001
Social policy should aim to avoid social exclusion of the disadvantaged
Society - 15/07/2001
US unemployment: how low can it go?
International - 15/03/2001
Vote buying in America: who benefits?
International - 30/11/2000
Howard dumbs down policy debate
Domestic Politics - 15/07/2000
Abortion's secret legacy
Law & Liberties - 30/06/2000
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