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Research related to COVID-19 by CEPAR researchers


Research related to COVID-19 by CEPAR researchers


Current/planned research


Andrei, D., Chong, J. (2021): COVID-19 and Mature Workers. CEPAR presentation at the Policy Dialogue on Mature Workers.

Baird, M., Hamilton, M., Gulesserian, L., Williams, A., Parker, S. (2021): An Employer Lens on COVID-19: Adapting to change in Australian workplaces. CEPAR Industry Report 2021/1.

Bateman, H., Campo, R., Constable, D., Dobrescu, I., Goodwin, A., Liu, J., Newell, B.R., Thorp, S. (2020): 20K Now or 50K later? What’s Driving People’s Decision to Withdraw their Super? CEPAR Industry Report 2020/1.

Byles, J., Dow, B., Cornell, V., Lowthian, J. and Tavener, M. (2020). Rapid Response to: Covid-19: control measures must be equitable and inclusive. BMJ. 

Chapman, B., Piggott, J. (2020): Transitioning from JobKeeper. CEPAR Working Paper 2020/09. 

Chapman, B., Piggott, J.; Dunk, M. (2020): How to Make JobKeeper Last for Longer. The Australian Financial Review. 13 May 2020.

Chapman, B., Piggott, J. (2020): A Pilot Revenue-Contingent Loan for the JobKeeper Transition. Pearls and Irritations. 20 July 2020.

Chomik, R. (2020). COVID-19 and the Demographic Distribution of Health and Economic Risks. CEPAR Fact Sheet 2020/1.

Clarke, P., Roope, L., Barnett, A., Adler, A. (2020): An Exit Strategy for Relaxing Physical Distancing Measures to Prevent the Spread of SARS-CoV-2. BMJ Opinion.

Cumming, R.G., Khalatbari‐Soltani, S., Blyth, F.M., Naganathan, V. and Le Couteur, D.G. (2020): Not all Older Men have the Chronic Diseases Associated with Severe COVID‐19. Australas J Ageing. doi:10.1111/ajag.12839

Doan, D., Reeves, J.J., Sherris, M. (2021): Portfolio Management for Insurers and Pension Funds and COVID-19: Targeting Volatility for Equity, Balanced and Target-Date Funds with Leverage Constraints. CEPAR Working Paper 2021/01.

Fang, H., Wang, L., Yang, Y. (2020): Human Mobility Restrictions and the Spread of the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China. NBER Working Paper No. 26906. DOI: 10.3386/w26906.

Fernando, R., McKibbin, W. (2021): Macroeconomic Policy Adjustments due to COVID-19: Scenarios to 2025 with a Focus on Asia. CAMA Working Paper 17/2021.

Firouzi-Naeim, P., Rahimzadeh, G. (2020): The Role of Labor Unions in Response to Pandemics: The case of COVID-19. CEPAR Working Paper 2020/18.

Group of Eight Australia (2020): COVID-19 Roadmap to Recovery – A Report for the NationCEPAR researchers Ee, McKibbin, Payne, Piggott and Whiteford are involved as taskforce members (read more).

Hamilton, M. (2020): Carers Need Respite from Care. COVID-19’s Limiting the Options & Pushing Many to Breaking Point. Women's Agenda, 5 May 2020.

Hwang. J., Ginnivan. N., Simpson. P., Baidawi. S., Withall. A., Williams. B. and Butler. T. (2021). COVID-19 and Incarcerated Older Adults: A Commentary on Risk, Care and Early Release in Australia. International Journal of Prisoner Health.

Iles, L., and Parker, S. K. (2021): Age Bias in the Time of Coronavirus: Implications for Research and Practice. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Pandemic Commentary.

Khalatbari-Soltani S., Cumming R.G., Delpierre C. et al. (2020): The Importance of Collecting Data on Socioeconomic Determinants from the Early Stage of the COVID-19 Outbreak Onwards. J Epidemiol Community Health. DOI: 10.1136/jech-2020-214297.

Keane, M., Neal, T. (2020): Consumer Panic in the COVID-19 Pandemic. CEPAR Working Paper 2020/12. 

Keane, M., Neal, T. (2021): Consumer Panic in the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of econometrics, 220(1), 86–105. 

Klonek, F. E., Kanse, L., Wee, S., Runneboom, C., & Parker, S. K. (2021). Did the COVID-19 Lock-Down Make Us Better at Working in Virtual Teams? Small Group Research.

Li, B., Lu, B. (2020): How China Made its COVID-19 Lockdown Work. East Asia Forum. 7 April 2020.

Matheson, R., Judd-Lam, S., Hamilton, B., Baird, M. (2020): Working Remotely Can Work for Carers: What Employers Have Learned from COVID-19 and How They Can Champion Change. Carers + Employers Briefing.

McDonald, P 2020, A Projection of Australia’s Future Fertility Rates, Centre for Population Research Paper, The Australian Government, Canberra. 

McKibbin, W., Fernando, R. (2020): The Global Macroeconomic Impacts of COVID-19: Seven Scenarios. CAMA Working Paper 19/2020. CEPAR Working Paper 2020/02.

McKibbin, W., Fernando, R. (2020): The First Economic Modelling of Coronavirus Scenarios is Grim for Australia, the World. The Conversation, March 3, 2020.

McKibbin, W., Fernando, R. (2020): Global Macroeconomic Scenarios of the COVID-19 Pandemic. CAMA Working Paper 62/2020. 

McKibbin, W., Fernando, R. (2020): COVID-19 Macroeconomic Modelling Results Dashboard.

McKibbin, W., Vines, D. (2020): Global Macroeconomic Cooperation in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Roadmap for the G20 and the IMF. Oxford Review of Economic Policy.

McKibbin W., Fernando R. (2020). The Global Macroeconomic Impacts of COVID-19: Seven Scenarios. Asian Economic Papers.

Mitchell, O.S. (2020): Building Better Retirement Systems in the Wake of the Global Pandemic. CEPAR Working Paper 2020/13.

Parker, S., Knight, C., and Keller, A. (2020): Remote Managers Are Having Trust Issues. Harvard Business Review. 

Parker, S. et al. (2020): The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mature individuals in Australia.

Petery, G. A., Parker, S. K., & Zoszak, L. (2021). The Importance of Psychological Contracts for Safe Work During Pandemics. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Pandemic Commentary.

Petery G. et al. (2020): Could work be a protective factor for mature workers during the COVID-19 pandemic? 

Petery G. et al. (2020): Mature workers and health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Petery G. et al. (2020): Mature workers adapt to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic

Pouwels, K.B., Roope, L.S.J., Barnett, A. et al. (2020): Group Testing for SARS-CoV-2: Forward to the Past?. PharmacoEconomics Open. DOI: 10.1007/s41669-020-00217-8.

Sinclair, C., Nolte, L., White, B.P. and Detering, K. (2020). Advance care planning in Australia during the COVID-19 outbreak: now more important than ever. Internal Medicine Journal. 50(8), 918-923.

Truxillo, D.M., Cadiz, D.M., Brady, G.M. (2020). COVID-19 and its Implications for Research on Work Ability. Work, Aging and Retirement.

Wilson, T., Temple, J. & Charles-Edwards, E. (2021): Will the COVID-19 pandemic affect population ageing in Australia? Journal of Population Research. The data sets are available here.

Current/planned research in progress



Anstey et al.

The COVID IMPACT Study: Interdisciplinary M-health Research and Policy Guidance 

An evaluation of the impacts of COVID-19 on mental health symptoms, health behaviour, and service use based on an additional questionnaire to be included in an existing survey of 1,000 middle aged adults

Bateman, Hanewald, Ho

Online surveys on reverse mortgages and ‘mental accounts’ with modules investigating the financial and emotional impacts of COVID-19 

Khalatbari-Soltani, Stanaway, Blyth, Naganathan, Cumming Psychosocial impact of COVID-19 among older people: The Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project

McKibbin, Fernando

Global macroeconomic impacts of COVID-19

Parker et al.

An analysis of the COVID-19 impacts of working from home on mature individuals in Australia

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