Andrew Leigh is a member of the Australian House of Representatives. Prior to his election in August 2010, he was a Professor in the Research School of Economics at the Australian National University, working in the fields of labour economics, public economics, population economics, and the economics of elections.

Andrew received a PhD from Harvard University in 2004. He has published over 60 papers, including articles in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Public Economics, the Economic Journal, Economics Letters, and the Journal of Health Economics. 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) and Randomistas: How Radical Researchers Changed Our World (2018).

Andrew is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences, and in 2011 received the 'Young Economist Award', a prize given every two years by the Economics Society of Australia to the best Australian economist under 40.

Andrew is a keen marathon runner, and hosts a podcast titled "The Good Life", which is available on Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes). He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in February 2010.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11315
Gweneth Leigh, Andrew Leigh
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8014
published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2014, 49 (1), 110-140
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6165
published in: Economic Record, 2012, 88 (281), 182 - 194
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6156
published online in: Economic Record, [Early View]
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4995
published in: American Law and Economics Review, 2010, 12 (2), 462-508
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4960
published in: B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy: Advances in Economic Analysis and Policy, 2010, 10 (1), Article 45
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4947
Alison L. Booth, Andrew Leigh, Elena Varganova
published in: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2012, 74 (4), 547-573
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4920
published in: B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy: Contributions to Economic Analysis and Policy, 2011, 11, article 6
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4808
Paul J. Burke, Andrew Leigh
published in: American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 2010, 2 (4), 124-157
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4690
published in: Economics Letters, 2010, 107 (2), 236-238
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2538
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2011, 24 (2), 389-419
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1972
published in: Economic Record, 2006, 82 (258), 325-340
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1916
published in: Australian Economic Review, 2006, 39 (2), 176-184