Award-winning economist Dr Andrew Leigh will launch his book at UQ.
Award-winning economist Dr Andrew Leigh will launch his book at UQ.
14 July 2014

From dating to dieting, from music to sports, economics can be used to explain just about anything, according to award-winning economist Dr Andrew Leigh.

Dr Leigh will discuss how economics impacts on everyday life at the launch of his book, The Economics of Just About Everything, at The University of Queensland School of Economics on 31 July.

The launch will include a public lecture drawing on his previous experience as a professor of Economics at the Australian National University and his current role as Federal Member for Fraser, Shadow Assistant Treasurer and Shadow Minister for Competition.

UQ School of Economics Head Professor Flavio Menezes said the book launch was an exciting opportunity for students, staff and the public to hear from a well-respected economist.  

“Dr Leigh has a wealth of economics experience, having worked as a lawyer and as a principal adviser to the Australian Treasury,” Professor Menezes said.

In 2011 Dr Leigh received the prestigious ‘Young Economist Award’ from the Economics Society of Australia, a prize given every two years to the best Australian economist under 40.

Register for the lecture here.    

Date: Thursday 31 July 2014 
Time: 4.45pm for a 5.00pm start – 6.00pm
Location: The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus, Sir Llew Edwards Building (14), Auditorium, Level 2 (Room 212) 
Price: Free
Dr Leigh will be available for book signing after the lecture.

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