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Olivia S. Mitchell

The keynote speaker at the 26th Annual Colloquium on Pensions and Retirement Research, Professor Olivia S. Mitchell, will explain how financial knowledge can be a powerful driver of wealth inequality in a world of uncertainty and imperfect insurance, since financial knowledge allows people to better allocate their lifetime resources.

CEPAR researchers have compared in a world-first study the life expectancy of elite chess players with that of the general population and Olympic athletes using advanced statistical methods. The study found that top chess players live up to 14 years longer than the general population.

CEPAR has published a new research brief – Cognitive ageing and decline: Insights from recent research – exploring the spectrum of cognitive ageing and its impacts on individuals, society and the economy. One area of interest is how cognitive ageing will affect financial decision making of an older population.

CEPAR has released findings on cognitive ageing and decline trends in Australia. The report highlights seven key modifiable lifestyle factors which are attributed to dementia; the rising numbers of people with dementia; and the increasing cost to families, carers, and the economy.

Young family at home

Australian National Transfer Account (NTA) data constructed by CEPAR researchers is available for the first time on the National Transfer Accounts website. 

Aged care

CEPAR Chief Investigator Michael Keane, along with Associate Investigator Olena Stavrunova, have won the 2015-16 Dennis Aigner Award, for the best paper in the Journal of Econometrics over the 2015-2016 period. 

Research students collaborating

This year the 16th Emerging Researchers in Ageing (ERA) Conference, supported by CEPAR, will showcase 37 Oral and Poster presentations from students and early career researcher from almost 20 national and international universities.

Female colleagues collaborating in the workplace

Increasing workforce participation and maximising productivity and health for older workers were the key themes at the Workshop on Mature Labour Force Participation.

Students studying aged care

Three CEPAR researchers have been awarded AUD 50,000 (USD 37,500) to conduct a new online survey looking at Chinese preferences for long-term aged care and how it will be paid.