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The Productivity Commission report into superannuation was publicly released in January. CEPAR Associate Investigator Susan Thorp, Professor of Finance at the University of Sydney, gives in this The Conversation article an overview of some of the report recommendations and argues why there is a need for good defaults.

aged care

CEPAR has published a new fact sheet – aged care policy, provision, and prospects – providing an overview of recent changes in aged care policy, industry, and labour force in Australia.

media 2019

Explore our list of news articles and commentary published in 2019.

John Piggott at the T20 Inception Conference in Japan

CEPAR Director and UNSW Scientia Professor of Economics John Piggott has been selected to lead a task force helping G20 nations decide how they will cope with aging populations.


Kaarin Anstey

UNSW Sydney has appointed CEPAR Co-Deputy Director Kaarin Anstey as Scientia Professor, a special category of Professor that recognises outstanding research performance. CEPAR currently has three Scientia Professors with Kaarin Anstey now joining Scientia Professors John Piggott and Alan Woodland.


CEPAR researchers Professor Kaarin Anstey, Dr Kim Kiely, Professor Carol Jagger and Professor Robert Cumming secured funding in the leatest round of ARC Discovery Projects grants.


Australia’s prison population is ageing, and the health burden is much higher for older prisoners says CEPAR Associate Investigator Dr Natasha Ginnivan in her recent paper 'The rising health, social and economic costs of Australia’s ageing prisoner population', published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

CEPAR launch: Marc de Cure, CEPAR Advisory Board Chair, Nicholas Fisk, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Sue Thomas, CEO ARC, Minister for Education Dan Tehan, CEPAR Director John Piggott, Dean UNSW Business School Chris Styles

Tackling the challenges of a rapidly ageing population in Australia and the world is the focus of CEPAR's new research program, led by UNSW economist Scientia Professor John Piggott. The Minister for Education Dan Tehan formally launched the centre’s new seven-year research program at Parliament House, Canberra on 31 October.

CEPAR Chief Investigator Mike Keane

CEPAR Chief Investigator Michael Keane, Professor of Economics and ARC Laureate Fellow at UNSW Sydney, has been elected to the Council of The Econometric Society, an international society for the advancement of economic theory in its relation to statistics and mathematics.