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Dr Bei Lu

MBA University of South Austraila; PhD Economics UNSW

Primary affiliation: CEPAR Research Fellow, UNSW Sydney; Director of Outreach, Ageing Asia Research Hub, UNSW Sydney

Bei Lu is a CEPAR Research Fellow located at the UNSW Business School and a Research Fellow with Tsinghua University and Zhejiang University, China. She is Director of Outreach in CEPAR's Ageing Asia Research Hub.

Bei returned to academia in 2002 to undertake a PhD in Economics at UNSW after working as an international trader for 12 years. Her research focuses on demographics, health, pensions and population ageing related social welfare and economic issues.

Bei has been very successful in developing international linkages over the past ten years with organisations such as the provincial government of Zhejiang, China, the World Bank China and academic institutions. She is currently participating in a Chinese Key National Science Project. She has presented her research at a number of international conferences including the Stanford-Harvard Population Ageing Conference and the London School of Economics Long-Term Care Conference. Her research has appeared in the International Social Security Review, the Journal of the Economics of Aging, Population Review, CESifo Economic Studies and the Journal of Aging and Social Policy. She also has published in Chinese newspapers, journals and books.

Keywords: Pension; Retirement; Long-term care; Health life expectancy; China