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Book Launch – Randomistas: How Radical Researchers Changes Our World

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Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education

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Deakin, ACT 2600

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We invite you to join FARE in conversation with Andrew Leigh as he reveals some of the findings from his latest book Randomistas: How Radical Researchers Changes Our World.

Randomised tests are carried out on us every day: by supermarkets, search engines, online dating sites and direct marketers. Political parties use randomised trials to win elections. But how do these tests work? Are there any ethical issues? And what do they reveal about our choices?

In Randomistas, Andrew Leigh tells the stories of radical researchers who overturned conventional wisdom in medicine, politics, economics, law enforcement and more. From finding the cure to scurvy to discovering what policies really improve literacy rates.

This event will provide the opportunity for you to hear directly from the author and his discovery into a hidden, but arguably vital foundation of modern life.

Copies of the book are available for purchase online at Black Inc for $29.99 (paperback) and $12.99 (eBook)

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Andrew Leigh is the federal member for Fraser and the Shadow Assistant Treasurer. Before being elected in 2010, he was a professor of economics at the Australian National University. His books include Disconnected (2010), Battlers and Billionaires (2013), The Economics of Just About Everything (2014) and The Luck of Politics (2015).

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