Economics Explained

Innovation + Equality with Dr Andrew Leigh MP

Episode Summary

Australian economist and federal Member of Parliament Dr Andrew Leigh is interviewed about his new book, co-authored with Professor Joshua Gans, Innovation + Equality: How to Create a Future that is More Star Trek than Terminator, published by MIT Press in 2019. This wide-ranging conversation covers a range of issues, including labour market impacts of digital disruption, universal basic income, and how to improve teacher effectiveness, among other issues.

Episode Notes

Australian economist and federal Member of Parliament Dr Andrew Leigh is interviewed about his new book with co-author Professor Joshua Gans Innovation + Equality: How to Create a Future that is More Star Trek than Terminator, published by MIT Press in 2019. This wide-ranging conversation covers a range of issues, including labour market impacts of digital disruption, universal basic income, and how to improve teacher effectiveness, among other issues.

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This episode was recorded on 20 January 2020 via Skype.