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27th Colloquium on Pensions and Retirement Research

Cepar researchers

Theme: New Developments in Pensions and Retirement

2-3 December 2019
Colombo Theatres, UNSW Sydney

The 27th Colloquium on Pensions and Retirement Research, 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 latest research on pensions, superannuation and retirement. 

From 2019, the colloquium will take place in December. 

Call for Papers

Deadline: 2 August 2019

The theme for 2019 is ‘New Developments in Pensions and Retirement’.

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

  • Retirement benefits, demand and design
  • Regulation and performance of superannuation and pension funds
  • Member engagement
  • Choice architecture and defaults
  • Health and aged care costs
  • Housing and retirement, including reverse mortgages 

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

Public pensions; sustainable fiscal policy; taxation of pensions; inequality and pensions; financial product disclosure; financial literacy, financial education and financial advice; fintech solutions; cognition and financial decisions of the elderly; investment strategies for superannuation and pensions; retirement planning; demographic trends; retirement saving adequacy; the labour market for older workers; longevity and healthy life expectancy; gender issues in pensions and retirement. 

International contributions are welcome.

Early career researchers, especially PhD students, are particularly encouraged to submit. A cash prize will be awarded for the ‘Best Paper by a PhD Student’.

Expressions of interest to be included on the program of the 27th Colloquium on Pensions and Retirement Research (in the form of an extended abstract or complete paper) should be emailed to cepar@unsw.edu.au. The deadline for submission is 2 August 2019.

Please share these details with anyone you know who might be interested.

If you would like to discuss a possible presentation, please contact Professor Hazel Bateman.


Professor Hazel Bateman, CEPAR Co-Deputy Director
Scientia Professor John Piggott, CEPAR Director

Enquiries cepar@unsw.edu.au  +61 9931 9202

Monday, December 2, 2019 - 09:00
End date: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 17:00
Colombo Theatres, UNSW Sydney