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Working Papers

Female colleagues collaborating

Bei Lu, Zhenzhen Yang, John Piggott and Hong Mi

Understanding subjective life expectancy (SLE) is critical for pension design and longevity insurance markets. Yet there are very few studies that focus on this question.

Mother and daughter

Bei Lu, Xiaoting Liu and John Piggott

Long-term care (LTC) policy in China is in its infancy, and it is highly decentralised. Where policy structures exist, they are poorly resourced.

Male researcher on his laptop

Robert Holzmann

While the portability of pensions and other social benefits has received some analytical attention over the recent decade, limited analytical guidance currently exists on the taxation of retirement provisions within a country, and none for the taxation of internationally portable pensions.

Retired couple

Bernd Genser

In the last decades all over the world pension policy reforms have tried to account for the changing demographic and socio-economic framework. An excellent starting point for economic analyses of reform strategies is the Mirrlees Review which argues that pension policy should simultaneously address pension benefit design and the taxation of pensions.

Aged care and support

Jessica Loke

For many countries, age pension expenditure will increase dramatically over the next few decades due to a shift in demographics. In the literature, research and solutions have mostly been concerned with separate financing systems, such as pay-as-you-go, means-testing and superannuation.

Population ageing researchers

Emily Dabbs and Cagri Kumru

Social security plays an essential role in an economy, but if designed incorrectly can distort the labour supply and savings behaviour of individuals in the economy. We explore how well the Australian means-tested pension system provides social insurance by calculating possible welfare gains from changing the settings in the current means-tested pension system.

Researchers in the midst of a discussion

Xiaodong Fan and Jed De Varo

Using NLSY data, we show that job hopping is associated with lower wages for college graduates (but not high school graduates), controlling for ability, labor market experience, and current job tenure.

Cepar Pensioners

Shang Wu, Anthony Asher, Ramona Meyricke and Susan Thorp

Using eight years of data drawn from the records of Australia's Centrelink agency, we describe the income, asset and decumulation patterns of over 10,000 age pensioners.

Young family walking along the beach

Xiaodong Fan, Ananth Sashadri and Christopher Taber