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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).

Peter McDonald

Australia’s fertility rate will temporarily dip in 2021 following the COVID‑19 pandemic before rising again in the mid-2020’s and settling to a long-term average by 2030, according to CEPAR Chief Investigator Professor Peter McDonald’s analysis in a new report on the projection of Australia’s future fertility rates.


28 August was Equal Pay Day, marking the 59 extra days from the end of the financial year that women have to work to earn the same annual average wage as men. So what is the gender pay gap and how might we close it? Sydney experts explain.


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.


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.


Recent market turmoil has heightened concerns around superannuation, but CEPAR UNSW Business School research shows pension fund managers can utilise portfolio insurance strategies to protect people’s later life savings from downside risk.

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?


New research released by CEPAR Research Fellow Dr Peyman Firouzi-Naeim (UNSW Sydney) and Golnoush Rahimzadeh (Andrew Young School of Policy Studies) on the role of trade unions in response to pandemics has shown an increase in unionisation level leads to better control of the spread of COVID-19.


The International Pension Research Association (IPRA) hosted its annual conference on pension challenges and opportunities on June 26, 2020.