Andrew Norton (born July 7 1965) is an Australian author and researcher. He is the Program Director of Higher Education at the Grattan Institute. He was previously a Research Fellow at the Centre for Independent Studies, and Policy and Government Relations Adviser at the University of Melbourne. He is former director of the CIS's Liberalising Learning research programme and editor of its journal Policy.
From November 1997 to December 1999, Norton was the Higher Education Adviser to Dr David Kemp, Federal Minister for Education, Training and Youth Affairs. He was a fortnightly columnist for The Courier-Mail (1996–97) and a monthly columnist for The Education Age (2003). From 2003 to 2006 he blogged regularly at Catallaxyfiles.
During the 2001 election, Andrew Norton was interviewed on SBS Worldview, ABC Life Matters, and The 7:30 Report concerning his opinions on ALP's higher education funding plans. Various newspapers and magazines have published articles by Norton about his market-based approach to higher education.
- Norton, Andrew (2002). The Unchained University. The Centre for Independent Studies. ISBN 1-86432-070-2.
- Norton, Andrew; Jones, Chris; James, Chris (1993). A Defence of Economic Rationalism. Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86373-534-8.
- CIS Research Staff
- Andrew Norton, Online Opinion
- Liberalising Learning
- The Centre for Independent Studies
- The Trouble with Radicals, critical review by Tom Clark, Australian University Review (AUR) 46(1):40–41, Aug 2003, accessed 30 March 2006 (PDF)
- transcript, Perspective, Radio National, 15 April 2003
- Norton's website and blog