The Honorable Andrew Leigh


"Humans Need Not Apply: 
Will the Robot Economy Pit Entrepreneurship Against Equality?"

Member of Parliament for Fraser, House of Representatives, Parliament of Australia
Shadow Assistant Treasurer, and Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

Tuesday, October 27, 2015  •  4:00-5:30 p.m.

Location: Rebecca Crown Center, Hardin Hall (lower level)

633 Clark St., Evanston Campus

READ A TRANSCRIPT OF LEIGH'S LECTURE HERE.


Andrew Leigh

Dr. Andrew Leigh is currently serving as Shadow Assistant Treasurer, Shadow Minister for Competition, and Federal Member of the House of Representatives for the Australian Capital Territory (Fraser). Before his election in 2010, Leigh, who holds a PhD in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, was professor of economics at the Australian National University, specializing in labor economics, public finance, and political economy. He holds first-class honors degrees in law and arts from the University of Sydney and previously worked as a lawyer and as a principal adviser to the Australian Department of the Treasury. An elected fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, he is the only parliamentarian to serve in one of the country’s four national academies. In 2011, Leigh received the biennial Young Economist Award, which recognizes the best Australian economist under the age of 40. His books include The Luck of Politics (2015), The Economics of Just About Everything (2014), Battlers and Billionaires: The Story of Inequality in Australia (2013), and Disconnected (2011).

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