Stan Kelly Lecture


From: Wednesday April 6, 2022, 6:00 pm

To: Wednesday April 6, 2022, 7:30 pm

All are welcome to attend this free public lecture

The 2022 Stan Kelly Lecture will be given by Andrew Leigh, Member for Fenner,  Shadow Assistant Minister for Treasury, Shadow Assistant Minister for Charities.  This event will be held on Wednesday 6th April at 6pm, at the Monash Conference Centre, 7th floor, 30 Collins Street, Melbourne.

Andrew will be introduced by the President of the Victorian Branch of the Economic Society of Australia, Alex Millmow

Engaged Egalitarianism: Why the Australian Recovery Must Prioritise Openness

The pandemic years have seen a collapse in migration, tourism and offshore investment. As the nation recovers, these traditional sources of economic growth will be vital to national prosperity. Yet it is vital to ensure that the gains from openness are broadly shared across the community. This approach, which I describe as ‘engaged egalitarianism’ will be vital to ensuring openness delivers fairness, as well as to avoiding the political backlash against open markets that might otherwise ensue.

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 the Australian National University. He holds a PhD in Public Policy from Harvard, having graduated from the University of Sydney with first class honours in Arts and Law. 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), Randomistas: How Radical Researchers Changed Our World (2018), Innovation + Equality: How to Create a Future That Is More Star Trek Than Terminator (with Joshua Gans) (2019) and Reconnected: A Community Builder's Handbook (with Nick Terrell) (2020). Andrew is a keen marathon runner, and hosts a podcast titled "The Good Life: Andrew Leigh in Conversation", which is available on Apple Podcasts.

Andrew is the father of three sons - Sebastian, Theodore and Zachary, and lives with his wife Gweneth in Canberra. He has been a member of the Australian Labor Party since 1991.

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