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Retirement incomes continue to be in the news. The changes to superannuation announced in the budget are the most recent developments in Australia.

But around the world, research and policy analysis on pensions and retirement incomes are building rapidly. more
CEPAR Research: projects, people, presentations and publications
CEPAR People 
Benjumin Hsu, Research Fellow, University of Sydney Node

Dr Benjumin Hsu has recently joined CEPAR as a Research Fellow working with Chief Investigator Robert Cumming on the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project (CHAMP). more

Staff movements
CEPAR is always looking to expand its research network. This month Associate Professor Rafat Hussain has joined us as an Associate Investigator. Rafat will work with CI Hal Kendig and AI Kate O'Loughlin in conducting analyses of the CEPAR-supported AuSSA Attitudes project.

A number of our Research Fellows have also moved on from their roles at CEPAR but will continue to work closely with the Centre as Associate Investigators. Fedor Iskhakov will soon take up a Senior Lecturer position in the Research School of Economics at ANU; Adam Shao is currently working as a Senior Quantitative Analyst at Mine Wealth + Wellbeing Superannuation Fund and Richard Burns will continue his work at CRAHW as an Associate Investigator.

We have also welcomed two new Honours Scholarship Students. Sidhant Chopra is investigating the relationship between ageing, processing speed and myelination under the supervision of AI Cherbuin at ANU and Oliver Wood is working on a framework for pricing and hedging guaranteed minimum withdrawal benefits under the supervision of RF Alonso Garcia.

CEPAR researchers have delivered presentations and attended events locally and internationally. Here is a small selection:
  • Diane Hosking, Informant-reported Cognitive Decline and Life-Engagement in the PATH Through Life Study, at the Cognitive Ageing Conference in Atlanta, USA.
  • Heather Booth, Epidemiologic Transitions and Mortality Differentials in Twentieth Century Australia, at the Workshop on Heterogeneity in Mortality, ANU School of Demography.
  • Jennifer Alonso Garcia, Guarantee Valuation in Unfunded Pension Schemes, at the University of Amsterdam.
  • Alan Woodland, Facing Demographic Challenges: Pension Cuts or Tax Hikes, as part of the QUT School of Economics and Finance Seminar Series.
  • Fedor Iskhakov, An Analysis of the Australian Social Security System using Life-Cycle Model of Labor Supply with Asset Accumulation and Human capital, as part of the CEPAR Pension and Superannuation Seminar Series.
A number of Journal Articles and Working Papers were recently published:
Study of the Life Course Essential for Policy Development
A special issue of the Journal of Population Ageing, edited by CI Kendig and PI Nazroo, investigates how positive and negative influences over the life course can be attributed to inequalities in later life. more

Critical Perspectives on Age-Friendly Communities
"Numerous cities and communities are now tied together in a network whose focus is on enhancing the social and physical environments in which people age" more

2016 Diary
CEPAR Pensions and Superannuation Series
6 June 12 - 1pm
Academia & Industry on Retirement Outcomes - same wavelength or poles apart? by David Bell

20 June  12-1pm

Measuring competitiveness between industry superannuation funds by Rob Nicholls

The International Federation on Ageing 2016 Global Conference
Brisbane, 21-23 June
Disasters in an Ageing World

24th Colloquium of Superannuation Researchers
Sydney, 4-5 July 
Registration Now Open

Public Lecture: How do you Develop an Age Friendly City?
Canberra, 6 July
Presented by CEPAR and COTA ACT

Annual Workshop on Population Ageing and the Chinese Economy
Sydney, 21-22 July
Register Now

Alzheimers' Association International Conference
Toronto, 24-28 July

15th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing
Canberra, 31 Oct - 1 Nov
Hosted by the Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing (CRAHW)

49th Australian Association of Gerontology Conference
Canberra, 2-4 November
Capitalising on the Ageing Dividend: Re-imagining our Future

2016 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting
New Orleans, 16-20 November
New Lens on Ageing



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