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31st Colloquium on Pensions and Retirement Research


31st Colloquium on Pensions and Retirement Research

5-6 December 2023, UNSW Sydney/Australia

7 December 2023, online session

Register here if you would like to attend the Colloquium.

Co-hosted by CEPAR and the School of Risk & Actuarial Studies, UNSW Business School, the Colloquium is a unique annual event, bringing together academics (from economics, finance, actuarial studies and related disciplines), government and industry to discuss the latest research on pensions, superannuation and retirement.

The Colloquium will be held in person at UNSW Sydney on 5-6 December*, and also host an online session on 7 December, sponsored by the International Pension Research Association (IPRA). 

Please see the below Call for Papers





Colloquium Chair:

Professor Hazel Bateman, CEPAR Deputy Director, UNSW Sydney

Program Committee:

Professor Hazel Bateman, CEPAR, School of Risk & Actuarial Studies, UNSW Sydney
Dr David Bell, CEPAR, The Conexus Institute
Associate Professor Katja Hanewald, CEPAR, School of Risk & Actuarial Studies, UNSW Sydney
Dr George Kudrna, CEPAR, School of Economics, UNSW Sydney


The deadline for submitting expressions of interest has closed now.

This year we specifically invited submissions on:

•       Decumulation and retirement income (including defaults)

•       Financial advice, guidance and engagement

•       Cognitive decline and financial decisions of older adults

•       ESG, climate risk and superannuation/pensions

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

  • Public pensions and sustainable fiscal policy;
  • Taxation of superannuation/pensions;
  • Superannuation/pensions and labour markets;
  • Regulation and performance of superannuation/pension funds;
  • Use of housing assets in old age;
  • Financing aged care costs;
  • Choice architecture and defaults;
  • Financial product disclosure;
  • Financial literacy and financial education;
  • Longevity and healthy life expectancy; and
  • Gender issues in superannuation/pensions.

Early career researchers and research students (including PhD, Masters and Honours students) are particularly encouraged to participate.

A cash prize will be awarded for the ‘Best Student Presentation.’

Submission process:

  1. the completed submission form; and
  2. the 300-word abstract (see template on page 2); and
  3. a full paper or an extended abstract of 1 page (single spaced)
  4. short bio of presenting author(s)

The deadline for submission was extended to 1 September 2023.

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

Assessment and notification of outcome:

Submissions will be assessed by the Program Committee comprising experts from a range of disciplines.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their submission in September 2023.


*At this stage the event is planned to take place in-person, in compliance with any pandemic-related government or university restrictions that may be in place at the time. CEPAR will monitor the developing situation and, should circumstances necessitate, the format may be converted to a mix of online and in-person or entirely online participation.


For event enquiries or to discuss your access requirements, please email cepar@unsw.edu.au.

Tuesday, December 5, 2023 - 09:00
End date: 
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 17:00
UNSW Sydney (Kensington Campus, Bedegal Land)