Dr Jenny Gordon


Dr Jenny Gordon is a member of the CEDA Council on Economic Policy, which comprises some of Australia's best and brightest policy minds, and guides CEDA's research agenda.
Jenny Gordon joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in November 2019 as the Chief Economist in the new Office of the Chief Economist. This Office is providing economic analysis support for DFAT policy and program development across trade, investment, foreign policy and development assistance.

Jenny joined DFAT from Nous Group, a management consultancy firm, where she was the Chief Economist. Her work at Nous ranged from the development of new innovation policy options using a human centred design approach to measuring the impact of earth and marine observing on the APEC economies.

Jenny spent 10 years with the Australian Productivity Commission, where she was the Principal Adviser, Research, providing oversight of the research program and quality assurance across the Commission’s inquiries. Jenny led the 2010 inquiry into reform of the not-for-profit sector, and the 2012 inquiry into the approaches to regulatory reform, as well as a major role in the inquiries into reforming the aged care and the childcare systems, the inquiry into migration, and the Five year Productivity Review. On the research side Jenny led the research on productivity growth, industry assistance and trade, the digital economy, and measurement and analysis of the sources of disadvantage. Prior to joining the Commission Jenny was a partner in the Centre for International Economics, an economic consultancy.

She has a PhD in Economics from Harvard University, and started her professional career at the Reserve Bank of Australia in the exciting time of floating the Australian dollar and major financial liberalisation.

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