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25th Colloquium of Superannuation Researchers

When: 6th and 7th July, 2017

Where: Colombo Theatre, UNSW Sydney

Call for Papers

The Colloquium, co-hosted by CEPAR and the School of Risk & Actuarial Studies in the UNSW Business School, is a unique annual event, bringing together academics, government and industry to discuss the current important pension and superannuation issues. It will feature keynote sessions and plenary sessions with concurrent contributed papers.

International contributions are welcome. Young researchers, especially PhD students, are encouraged to submit. This year we will be running a competition for ‘Best Presentation by a PhD Student’, the winner will receive a cash prize.

It is now 25 years since the introduction of Australia’s superannuation guarantee and over this period many other countries have introduced pension reforms which have involved a greater emphasis on private provision. It is therefore an appropriate time to reflect on the equity, sustainability and adequacy of retirement income arrangements, both in Australia and internationally.

In the interest of highlighting these issues we specifically invite submissions on the following topics:

  • Intra- and intergenerational equity
  • Retirement saving adequacy
  • Public pensions, health costs and aged care costs
  • Sustainable fiscal policy
  • Taxation of superannuation and pensions
  • The labour market for older workers
  • Longevity and healthy life expectancy
  • Retirement benefits, demand and design
  • Retirement planning
  • Demographic trends

Contributions are also welcome on other topics, which may include but are not limited to:

  • Lifecycle behaviour
  • Choice architecture and defaults
  • Financial product disclosure
  • Financial literacy, financial education and financial advice
  • Cognition
  • Governance of superannuation and pension funds
  • The superannuation/pensions industry
  • Regulation of superannuation and pensions
  • Investment strategies

Expressions of interest (in the form of an extended abstract or complete paper) should be emailed to cepar@unsw.edu.au. The deadline is Friday 1st April 2017.

If you would like to discuss a possible presentation, please contact Hazel Bateman on h.bateman@unsw.edu.au.

Online registration is now available here.

You can download the call for papers here.

International Network for Pensions, Aging, and Retirement Research Conference

This will be the second conference of the International Network for Pensions, Aging, and Retirement Research Conference (INPARR)..

When: 21 June, 2017

Where: OECD Headquarters, Paris

More information will be available here in the coming weeks.