Australian Capital Territory


ESA Annual Dinner 2023


From: Wednesday November 1, 2023, 6:00 pm

To: Wednesday November 1, 2023, 9:00 pm

ESA 2023 Economics Dinner 

The Economic Society of Australia (ACT) invites you to attend the annual Economics Dinner. 

Our guest speaker for this event will be the Honorable Member of Parliament Dr Andrew Leigh

Event Details: 

Date: Wednesday, 1st November 2023
Time: 6.00 pm to 9:00 pm 
Cost: $70 members, $100 non-members. 

Location: Commonwealth Club, 25 Forester Crescent, Yarralumla, 2600

RSVP: Please register by COB Friday 25th October 2023. 

Please note that registration is required and numbers are limited.

For more information, please contact


Dr Andrew Leigh - Biography

Andrew Leigh is the Assistant Minister for Competition, Charities, Treasury and Employment, 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 a keen triathlete and marathon runner, and hosts a podcast called The Good Life: Andrew Leigh in Conversation, about living a happier, healthier and more ethical life. 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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Commonwealth Club

25 Forester Crescent , Yarralumla ACT 2600

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