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John Piggott CEPAR Director UNSW economist

Organisations and their leaders will need to take a different approach to innovation with a more dispersed and virtual workforce in the future, say UNSW Business School's Senior Deputy Dean Professor Leisa Sargent and CEPAR Director and Scientia Professor of Economics John Piggott.


Explore our list of news articles about CEPAR researchers and activities published in 2021.


There are a number of new ways to assist with funding long-term care using housing wealth, according to CEPAR Associate Investigator Dr Katja Hanewald and co-authors.


CEPAR researcher Phitawat Poonpolkul finds that in order to evaluate welfare impacts of demographic shocks comprehensively, it is crucial to factor in aspects of policy-induced uncertainties and age-dependent risk aversion.

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CEPAR hosted a special online session on Pensions and COVID-19: The Global Experience, supported by the International Pension Research Association (IPRA), on December 14, 2020.

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A recent study by CEPAR Associate Investigator Professor Carol Jagger and Dr Andrew Kingston of Newcastle University UK, in collaboration with Deputy Director Scientia Professor Kaarin Anstey, CEPAR Associate Investigators Professor Julie Byles, and Dr Kim Kiely, has examined the impact of smoking and obesity on disability-free life expectancy at older ages. The findings emphasise the need to invest in prevention programs to reduce rates of smoking and obesity.


Over 100 representatives from the wider research community, government and industry participated in the 28th Colloquium on Pensions and Retirement Research, which was co-hosted by CEPAR and the School of Risk & Actuarial Studies in the UNSW Business School.


Led by Dr Gigi Petery, CEPAR researchers Dr Daniela Andrei, Lucinda Iles, Professor Sharon Parker and Leah Zoszak are conducting a longitudinal large-scale investigation on the impact of COVID-19 on Australian adults aged 45 and older. 


Eight current and former CEPAR Chief and Partner Investigators have been listed among the top 2% scientist worldwide in their disciplinary field, in a study conducted by Stanford researchers and published in PLOS Biology.