Branch Meetings

Statistical Society of Australia Canberra Branch

Date:         Tuesday 27 September 2016

Times:  

5.15pm        Refreshments in College of Business and Economics [Building 26C] Allan Barton Forum, Level 2, Room 248 http://www.anu.edu.au/maps?grid=gh32#search=26c&show=11417

5.45pm         Presentation by Hon Dr Andrew Leigh, MP : College of Business and Economics [Building 26C] Allan Barton Forum, Level 2, Room 248 http://www.anu.edu.au/maps?grid=gh32#search=26c&show=11417See details below

 7.15pm        After the talk, there will be a dinner at Asian Café, 32 West Row, Canberra City.  http://www.asiancafe.com.au/ 

 Please RSVP Warren Müller ([email protected] or 0407916868) by 1.30pm Monday 26 September if you would like to attend the dinner. 

 Speaker: 

Hon Dr Andrew Leigh, MP

Topic: The luck of politics
Abstract:

Andrew Leigh is the Shadow Assistant Treasurer, Shadow Minister for Competition and Productivity, Shadow Minister for Charities and Not-for-profits, Shadow Minister for Trade in Services and Federal Member for Fenner in the ACT. Prior to first being elected in 2010, Andrew was a professor of economics at the Australian National University. Andrew holds a PhD in public policy from Harvard, having graduated from the University of Sydney with first class honours in Law and Arts. He has previously worked as a lawyer and as a principal adviser to the Australian Treasury. In 2011, Andrew 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 Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences, and his books include  Disconnected (2010), Battlers and Billionaires (2013), The Economics of Just About Everything (2014) and The Luck of Politics (2015).

 Andrew’s presentation on “The luck of politics” will discuss the role of chance in Australian political life.

  

Warren Müller

Secretary

SSA Canberra Branch

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