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Dr George Kudrna

PhD Economics, University of Sydney; MA Economics, TUL Czech Republic

Primary affiliation: CEPAR Senior Research Fellow, UNSW Sydney; Senior Research Fellow, Ageing Asia Research Hub, UNSW Sydney

George Kudrna is a CEPAR Senior Research Fellow, located in the UNSW Business School. He completed his undergraduate studies in economics and insurance management in the Czech Republic, and received a PhD in Economics from the University of Sydney in 2009.

His research encompasses the areas of public economics, macroeconomics and population ageing. He develops and applies rigorous macroeconomic models to investigate the economic impacts of demographic change and retirement income policy reforms – with the ultimate aim of informing and influencing major policy decisions in this area. His research on pension and ageing related topics has been published in both national and international economics journals, including the Economic Record, the Journal of Macroeconomics, Macroeconomic Dynamics and Economic Modelling. He has also co-authored several government reports on pension and tax related issues, including commissioned reports for the Australian Treasury, for the U.S. Social Security Administration and for the NSW Treasury. George is also a Fellow at the Global Labour Organization (GLO) and a Research Associate at the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA).

Keywords: Social security; Means tested pensions; Superannuation; Taxation; Fiscal policy; Macroeconomic impacts of population ageing

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