Andrew Leigh

Michael Sexton reviews 'Randomistas: How radical researchers changed our world' by Andrew Leigh

Michael Sexton
23 August 2018
Unusual for a federal parliamentarian, Andrew Leigh is a former academic economist and author of several serious books, these being distinguished from the vapid and self-serving memoirs publi More

Gillian Terzis reviews 'Battlers and Billionaires' by Andrew Leigh

Gillian Terzis
22 July 2013

Bigger than Bradman and Phar Lap combined, no Australian legend has endured the ages quite like the ‘fair go’. Egalitarianism is a More

Andrew Leigh reviews 'Hidden Innovation'

Andrew Leigh
25 June 2013

According to one study cited in Stuart Cunningham’s book, there are two opposing groups of people: ‘Political Junkies (PJs)’ and ‘Big Brother fans (BBs)’. PJs think that it beggars belief that anyone could think Big Brother was useful. BBs say that politicians are unapproachable and out of touch. As an MP who used to quite enjoy watching Bi ... More

Anthony Moran reviews 'Disconnected' by Andrew Leigh

Anthony Moran
14 April 2011

Since the mid 1990s, when Robert Putnam lionised the concept in his famous essay ‘Bowling Alone’, writing on ‘social capital’ has proliferated. It caught the eye of politicians, in More