Andrew Keith Leigh
(born 3 August 1972) is an Australian politician and former professor of economics at the Australian National University. He has been a Labor
member of the Australian House of Representatives
since 2010, representing the Canberra
seat of Fraser
. In 2011, Andrew was awarded the Economic Society of Australia's Young Economist Award. This award, presented once every two years, is given to "honour that Australian economist under the age of forty who is deemed to have made a significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge."
Leigh's early years of education were in Sydney, Melbourne, Malaysia and Indonesia, before receiving secondary education at James Ruse Agricultural High School
in Sydney, New South Wales
He has published over 50 journal articles in the disciplines of economics, public policy and law, and over 100 opinion pieces. His research findings have been discussed in '''', '''', '''', '''', '''', '''', '''', '''' and ''''.
Prior to entering politics, Leigh was a professor in the Research School of Economics at the Australian National University. His research was in the fields of labour economics
, public finance, and political economy. He has also previously worked as a lawyer for Minter Ellison
(Sydney) and Clifford Chance
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