Our network continues to grow with a number of new Associate Investigators joining CEPAR throughout 2014 and into 2015. They contribute to our unique multi-disciplinary approach to issues related to ageing populations by extending our range of experts. Our most recent appointments are:
Professor Zhongwei Zhao - above left
Dr Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan - above right
Professor Ester Cerin
Over 400 delegates from 35 countries attended the WEAI's (Western Economic Association International) 11th International Conference in New Zealand this month. Research Fellow George Kudrna chaired a session on Effects on Fertility and Labor Supply and presented a paper on Facing Demographic Challenges: Tax Hikes or Pension Cuts?
While annuity products are not a preferred option for Australians, Senior Research Fellow Ralph Stevens and co-authors consider their popularity in the Netherlands in Price Efficiency in the Dutch Annuity Market. Cannon, E., Stevens, R., and Tonks, I., Journal of Pension Economics & Finance Vol 14 issue 1 more
In 2014 the Michigan Retirement Research Center (MRRC) invited CEPAR’s Rafal Chomik and John Piggott to produce a policy brief on Means testing pensions: The case of Australia. Following this, CEPAR secured an MRRC research grant to model means testing social security and age pension programs in the US and Australia.