A virtual conversation with Dr Andrew Leigh MP

Dr Andre Leigh

The George Institute for Global Health is pleased to host a virtual #GeorgeTalks with Dr Andrew Leigh MP, Federal Member of Parliament representing Fenner in the Australian Capital Territory.

Dr Leigh will be joined in conversation by Professor Anthony Rodgers, Head of the Cardiovascular Program at The George Institute, to share his experimental findings on public policy and economics that challenge the conventional ways of thinking. This will be particularly interesting during this time of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Dr Leigh will discuss his book, Randomistas: How Radical Researchers Changed Our World.

To purchase a copy of the book, please click on the link below:

Randomistas: How Radical Researchers Changed Our World - https://bit.ly/2AkDNc1

“Full of compelling and sometimes jaw-dropping stories of random trials that threw out surprising results ... Andrew Leigh’s book entertains and informs in equal measure. It will change the way you think.” — Books+Publishing


  • Dr Andrew Leigh is the Shadow Assistant Minister for Treasury and Charities, and Federal Member for Fenner in the ACT. Prior to being elected in 2010, Andrew was a professor of economics at ANU. He holds a PhD in Public Policy from Harvard and first class honours in Arts and Law from University of Sydney. Andrew is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences, and a past recipient of the 'Young Economist Award', a prize given every two years by the Economics Society of Australia to the best economist under 40. His books include Disconnected (2010), Battlers and Billionaires (2013), The Economics of Just About Everything (2014), The Luck of Politics (2015), Choosing Openness: Why Global Engagement is Best for Australia (2017). Andrew is a keen marathon runner, and hosts a podcast titled "The Good Life: Andrew Leigh in Conversation". He lives in Canberra with his wife Gweneth and three sons.

    Dr Andrew Leigh