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Monetary growth

New research conducted by CEPAR and Cbus researchers has identified that urgent short-term needs for funds are driving people’s decision to withdraw some or all of their superannuation savings under the COVID-19 Superannuation Early Release Scheme.

John Piggott CEPAR Director UNSW economist

A significant amount of Australia’s exports involve people-based exports such as tourism, education and business services – all of which have been heavily impacted by COVID-19, says UNSW Business School’s Scientia Professor of Economics John Piggott, Director of The ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR).

care

New research by CEPAR Research Fellow Dr Craig Sinclair and Advance Care Planning Australia has highlighted how cultural background affects our attitudes and behaviours to advance care planning.

rent

New research conducted by Dr George Kudrna, CEPAR Senior Research Fellow at UNSW Sydney, shows that German households can see significantly higher wealth and home ownership if Germany implements Australia’s policies on national tax, pension and superannuation.

 
John Piggott

Some states are reopening from the pandemic shutdown, and more Australians are heading back out onto the streets. But what impact is the easing of coronavirus restrictions having on health and the economy, and importantly, what are the key elements of a successful and effective post-pandemic recovery?

Economy

The global economy could lose up to $US21.8 trillion dollars in 2020 alone due to COVID-19, according to new analysis from CEPAR researchers Professor Warwick McKibbin and Roshen Fernando of the Australian National University (ANU).

shelves

New research released by CEPAR researchers Dr Tim Neal and Professor Mike Keane on COVID-19 consumer panic shopping has shown that Australian consumers top the globe in panic buying habits – in speed and scale.

 
fact sheet

The CEPAR fact sheet on COVID-19 and the demographic distribution of health and economic risks provides a current snapshot of the risks of workplace infection exposure, morbidity, and job losses across the Australian population, particularly for people aged 55 years and over.

Population ageing data

Researchers from ANU and UNSW Sydney have shown how the Federal Government's JobKeeper scheme could be phased down as the economy re-opens and recovery takes shape.