Per Capita Australia CEO Emma Dawson and Andrew Leigh chat in a Facebook Live event on 8 May 2020.
How will COVID-19 Shape the Progressive Agenda for Australia’s Future? — Conversation with the Australian Fabians
How will COVID-19 Shape the Progressive Agenda for Australia's Future? -- Conversation with the Australian Fabians
Opened by Victoria Fielding, Deputy Chair of the Australian Fabians.
Moderated by Leon Cermak, SA Chair of the Australian Fabians.
Conversation recorded via Zoom, broadcast live on Facebook.
ANU/CANBERRA TIMES MEET THE AUTHOR
A Keynote panel at the Australasian AID Conference 2020.
Debating RCTs, and other topics in impact evaluation Barton Theatre
This year the Nobel prize for economics went to three economists who have promoted the use and importance of Randomised Control Trials (RCTs) in development economics and interventions. But how useful are RCTs in the real world of development assistance? And what more generally needs to be done to improve the quality and impact of impact evaluations, and to promote learning in aid?
Professor Stephen Howes, Director, Development Policy Centre, ANU
Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP, Member for Fenner, ACT
Dr Lant Pritchett, Research Director, RISE Programme; Fellow, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University
Dr Jyotsna Puri, Head, Independent Evaluation Unit, Green Climate Fund
Australia now incarcerates a greater share of the adult population than at any point since 1899. Much of this increase has occurred since the mid-1980s. Since 1985, the Australian incarceration rate has risen by 130 percent, and now stands at 0.22 percent of adults (221 prisoners per 100,000 adults). Recalculating Indigenous incarceration rates so that they are comparable over a long time span, I find that incarceration rates for Indigenous Australians have risen dramatically. Fully 2.5 percent of Indigenous adults are incarcerated (2481 prisoners per 100,000 adults), a higher share than among African-Americans. The recent increase in the Australian prison population does not seem to be due to crime rates, which have mostly declined over the past generation. Instead, higher reporting rates, stricter policing practices, tougher sentencing laws, and more stringent bail laws appear to be the main drivers of Australia’s growing prison population.
In Conversation with Brian Schmidt about my new book ‘Innovation + Equality: How to Create a Future That Is More Star Trek Than Terminator’
Andrew Leigh is in conversation with ANU Vice-chancellor Brian Schmidt on Andrew's new book with Joshua Gans, Innovation + Equality: How to Create a Future That Is More Star Trek Than Terminator.
Launching ‘Innovation + Equality: How to create a future that is more Star Trek than Terminator’ - Melbourne,19 November 2019
In Melbourne, on 19 November, I launched Innovation + Equality:How to create a future that is more Star Trek than Terminator, which I co-authored with Joshua Gans.
Michael Lester hosts the Innovation Talk program on Radio Northern Beaches. We chatted about my book with Joshua Gans, 'Innovation + Equality: How To Create a Future That is More Star Trek Than Terminator.'