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The Pensions and Superannuation Seminar Series is jointly hosted by CEPAR and the School of Risk & Actuarial Studies at UNSW.

It takes place on a Monday from 12-1pm at UNSW Kensington Campus, in Seminar Room 2063, Quadrangle Building, and provides an excellent opportunity to network with pensions and superannuation experts from Australia and overseas. This is an interdisciplinary group with backgrounds in economics, actuarial studies, law, demography and related fields. We invite attendance of participants from other universities and from industry who are interested in both theoretical and applied research on pensions and superannuation.

We also welcome presenters who are early career academics or practitioners. Please contact Dr. Katja Hanewald if you are interested in presenting or want to be added to our mailing list.


1 May –  Han Li, UNSW, CEPAR, “Semi-Parametric Extensions of the Cairns-Blake-Dowd Model: A One-Dimensional Kernel Smoothing Approach”

15 May – Estelle Liu and Adam Shao, Mine Wealth & Wellbeing, “The members’ default utility function (MDUF)”

29 May – Lu Bei, UNSW, CEPAR, “China Pension Reforms: Recent Updates and Implications”

5 Jun – Geoff Kingston, Macquarie University, Department of Economics, "Factoring fees into advice on annuities and life insurance"

19 Jun - free


6 February - Renuka Sané, Indian Statistical Institute, “The Indian pension reform story: Where are we?”

6 March - Ian Tonks, University of Bath, School of Management, "Network Centrality and Pension Fund Manager Performance"

13 March - Paul Secunda, Marquette University, Law School, "UBER Retirement"

20 March
 - Gordon Mackenzie, UNSW School of Taxation and Business Law, "Super Tax Reform: A Conceptual Analysis (A game changer for the advising industry?)"

3 April - Johan Bonekamp, Netspar, "A cross-country study of saving and spending in retirement"

10 April - David Bell, Mine Wealth & Wellbeing, "Initial Views on CIPR Consultation Paper"