Jeni Klugman, who came from a political family, is a distinguished international economist. She was an ALP candidate in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly elections for Carlingford in 1988.
Daughter of Dr Richard Klugman (MHR 1969-1990) and Kris Klugman (also a candidate for the NSW Legislative Assembly), Jeni was educated at Burnside Public School and Cumberland High School. She graduated from the University of Sydney with first class honours in Law and Economics, winning a Rhodes Scholarship from New South Wales to Oxford University.
She joined the ALP in 1979 and has held various offices in the party at branch and electorate level. She has been a delegate to Annual Conference and was a member of several policy committees. She was on the Executive of Young Labor 1986-87.
In 1996 Jeni commenced a Ph.D. with the Centre for Economic Research, Australian National University and in 1998, having submitted her thesis, she left the Centre to go to the World Bank in Washington. She is also a published author.
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