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Professor Hazel Bateman

B Econ (Hons) University of Queensland; PhD UNSW; GAICD

Primary affiliation: CEPAR Deputy Director; Professor, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, UNSW Sydney; Professorial Fellow, Ageing Asia Research Hub, UNSW Sydney

Hazel Bateman is a CEPAR Co-Deputy Director and a Professor of Economics in the UNSW School of Risk and Actuarial Studies. Hazel researches consumer financial decision making especially as it relates to retirement accumulation and decumulation. In particular, her work focuses on interventions to facilitate better retirement financial decisions; retirement product design in Australia and China; and the taxation and regulation of pension and superannuation funds.

She is the author of over 70 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and has been Chief Investigator on over a dozen ARC funded projects. Hazel has consulted on retirement income issues to international organisations including the OECD, the World Bank, the Social Insurance Administration (China) and the Korean Institute of Health and Social Affairs. She is a member of Netspars Scientific Council, the Steering Committee of the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index and the China Ageing Finance Forum. She is an editor of the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance and inaugural President of the International Pension Research Association (IPRA).

Keywords: Retirement Incomes; Behavioural Retirement Finance; Pension Choices

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