11th Annual Warren Hogan Memorial Lecture | Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP
The School of Economics at the University of Sydney is pleased to host the 11th Annual Warren Hogan Memorial Lecture on Monday 14 November with keynote, Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP
|Monday 14 November 2022
Economic Dynamism: A Global Perspective
What can Australian economic reformers learn from competition reform in other countries? In this talk, I draw on three overseas examples of major competition reform, and explore their causes and consequences. Successful competition reforms have been driven not by blind ideology, but by a practical desire to boost living standards and ensure that economic power is broadly distributed across the community. These examples are relevant to Australia, where the business start-up rate and job switching have declined, while market concentration and markups have risen. Boosting dynamism has the potential to increase productivity growth, and put Australia onto a faster growth trajectory in decades to come.
Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP
Andrew Leigh is the Assistant Minister for Competition, Charities and Treasury, 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 past recipient of the Economic Society of Australia’s Young Economist Award and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences.
His books include Disconnected (2010), Battlers and Billionaires: The Story of Inequality in Australia (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), Reconnected: A Community Builder’s Handbook (with Nick Terrell) (2020), What’s the Worst That Could Happen? Existential Risk and Extreme Politics (2021) and Fair Game: Lessons From Sport for a Fairer Society & a Stronger Economy (2022).
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.
This event is free, however guests will need to register to attend.