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25th Colloquium of Superannuation Researchers

When: 6th and 7th July, 2017

Where: Colombo Theatre, UNSW Sydney

The Colloquium, co-hosted by CEPAR and the School of Risk & Actuarial Studies in the UNSW Business School, is a unique annual event, bringing together academics, government and industry to discuss the current important pension and superannuation issues. It will feature keynote sessions and plenary sessions with concurrent contributed papers.

International contributions are welcome. Young researchers, especially PhD students, are encouraged to attend. This year we will be running a competition for ‘Best Presentation by a PhD Student’, the winner will receive a cash prize.

It is now 25 years since the introduction of Australia’s superannuation guarantee and over this period many other countries have introduced pension reforms which have involved a greater emphasis on private provision. It is therefore an appropriate time to reflect on the equity, sustainability and adequacy of retirement income arrangements, both in Australia and internationally.

To see the draft program click here.

Online registration is now available here.


3rd Annual Workshop on Population Ageing and the Chinese Economy

The Australia-China Population Ageing Hub, in collaboration with the  APRU Population Ageing Research Hub, will host its annual workshop in July at UNSW Sydney. The event will bring together academic experts, policy makers, and industry practitioners to discuss demographic change in China and its implications for policy and business practice. The second day will focus on the research of young scholars working on this topic.

When: 11-12 July 2017

Where: UNSW Business School, Kensington Campus UNSW Sydney

Keynote Presentation

Professor Nicholas Barr, London School of Economics

Nicholas Barr FRSA has an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He is Professor of Public Economics at the London School of Economics, the author of numerous articles, and author or editor of over twenty books, including Pension Reform: A Short Guide (with Peter Diamond) (2010, also in Chinese and Spanish). The heart of his work is an exploration of how market failures can both explain and justify the existence of welfare states. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Social Security Review and an Associate Editor of CESifo Economic Studies, the Australian Economic Review and the Journal of the Economics of Ageing.

Please click here to view the event program.

If you wish to attend the event, please complete the registration form.

International Network for Pensions, Aging, and Retirement Research Conference

This will be the second conference of the International Network for Pensions, Aging, and Retirement Research Conference (INPARR)..

When: 21 June, 2017

Where: OECD Headquarters, Paris


16th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing

CEPAR is once again proud to sponsor this years' 16th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing. The event will be presented by the ERA in partnership with Curtin University.

When: 6 - 7 November 2017

Where: Technology Park Function Centre, Bentley, Western Australia   

Click here to view the event flyer

Call for abstracts

We warmly invite the submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentations from PhD, Masters and Professional Doctoral students, and early career researchers engaged in ageing related research from any discipline. 

The call for abstracts is now open and will close on 30 June 2017. 

Please refer to the ERA 2017 webpage for the submission guidelines and abstract template.  

More details about the conference are available on the ERA 2017 webpage, including the details of keynote speakers and post-conference workshops.