Ageing issues in Australia and Asia Pacific

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This month we are delighted  to congratulate CEPAR Deputy Director Peter McDonald on winning the 2015 Irene B.Taeuber Award, presented by the Population Association of America (PAA).
This biennial  Award is presented to a demographer for “either an unusually original or important contribution to the scientific study of population or an accumulated record of exceptionally sound and innovative research”.

Jointly supported by the PAA and the Office of Population Research, Princeton University, it is the PAA’s major honour, and is sometimes seen as demography’s Nobel Prize. The Award was announced at the annual PAA meeting last Friday. More
CEPAR Research: projects, people, presentations and publications
CEPAR People
In April, Research Fellow Yang Shen visited his alma mater East China Normal University (ECNU) to explore the possibility of joint research with CEPAR, and also Sun Yat-sen University where he developed ideas for future collaborations. He made presentations at both on a Backward Schotastic Differential Equation (BSDE) approach to optimal investment, insurance and reinsurance.
Research Fellow George Kudrna was invited to Canberra by the Productivity Commission to participate in discussion of its research paper on superannuation policy in post-retirement phase. George also presented on Australian age pensions and means testing at a workshop organised by the Michigan Retirement Research Center 17-18 April 2015. (See Working Paper for more)

John Piggott was a panel member at the Australian Financial Review's Banking and Wealth Summit 28-29 April: Defining the Future of Financial Services, to discuss Aligning taxation with financial system objectives.

Video presentations from our public forum Interpreting the Intergenerational Report are now on our website. Individual and panel sessions, and the speech by the Treasurer, The Hon Joe Hockey MP, are included. See them here

CEPAR's Director John Piggott and Research Fellow Ralph Stevens feature in an article in BusinessThink, the online journal of UNSW's Business School.  It addresses the very contemporary question of early access to super savings for first home purchase. Read more

The CEPAR website has added new working papers this month:

Man Chung Fung, Katja Ignatieva and Michael Sherris: Managing Systematic Mortality Risk in Life Annuities: An Application of Longevity Derivatives

Changyu Liu and Michael Sherris:  Immunization and Hedging of Longevity Risk

George Kudrna, Chung Tran and Alan Woodland : Facing Demographic Challenges: Pension Cuts or Tax Hikes 
Prof Peter McDonald's extensive research in, and contributions to, demography over four decades are recognised in his 2015 Irene B. Taeuber Award.
Read more about Peter's work

CEPAR met with Chinese officials in Sydney on a study visit coordinated by the Australian Human Rights Commission to look at the rights of older persons.  More


2015 Diary
23rd Annual Colloquium of Superannuation Researchers
6 - 7 July 2015

Register now via CEPAR website

The Summer School On Longitudinal and Life Course Research
Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories, University of Bamberg
31 August - 4 September 2015 more

CESifo Conference
Pension Taxation, Population Ageing, and Globalisation
3 - 4 September 2015 more

APRU Symposium
Date change -
now 27 - 30 September

Details tbc





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