Federal Member for Fraser, Shadow Assistant Treasurer, Shadow Minister for Competition
Andrew Leigh is the Shadow Assistant Treasurer and Federal Member for Fraser in the ACT.
Prior to 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. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences, the only parliamentarian to be a fellow of one of the four national academies.
In 2011, he received the 'Young Economist Award', a prize given every two years by the Economics Society of Australia to the best Australian economist under 40. His books include Disconnected (2010), Battlers and Billionaires (2013) and The Economics of Just About Everything (2014).
Andrew is the father of three sons - Sebastian, Theodore and Zachary, and lives with his wife Gweneth in Hackett. He has been a member of the Australian Labor Party since 1991.
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