Call for Papers – 29th Colloquium on Pensions and Retirement Research

The Colloquium, co-hosted by CEPAR and the UNSW School of Risk & Actuarial Studies, is a unique annual event, bringing together academia, government, and industry to discuss the latest research on pensions, superannuation, and retirement.  The theme this year is ‘Financing Retirement in the 2020s and Beyond’.

We specifically invite submissions on:

  • The long-term impact of COVID-19 on the pension landscape (including on labour markets, asset returns, pension/superannuation regulation, preservation of pension/superannuation assets, sustainability of public pensions)
  • New retirement income products
  • Financing aged care costs
  • Use of housing assets to finance retirement
  • Pensions/superannuation and climate change (including impacts on asset allocation and investment strategy)

Contributions are also welcome on other topics, which may include but are not limited to:

Retirement benefits, public pensions; sustainable fiscal policy; taxation of pensions; regulation and performance of pension and superannuation funds, choice architecture and defaults; inequality and pensions; financial product disclosure; financial literacy, financial education and financial advice; fintech solutions; cognition and financial decisions of the elderly; retirement planning; demographic trends; longevity and healthy life expectancy; gender issues in pensions and retirement.

The Colloquium will also host a special online session on ‘Financing Retirement in the 2020s and Beyond: The Global Experience’, sponsored by the International Pension Research Association (

Early career researchers and especially PhD students are particularly encouraged to submit. A cash prize will be awarded for the ‘Best PhD Paper Presentation.’

Expressions of interest to be included on the program of the 29th Colloquium on Pensions and Retirement Research and the IPRA sponsored online session are now open. The Submission form is available at

Please send the co form along with a 300-word abstract and a full paper or an extended abstract (i.e., around 3 pages summarising background, proposed method and expected results) to

* At this stage the event will take place with a mix of online and in-person participation in a COVIDsafe environment and subject to the COVID-19 caveat with regard to government and university restrictions in place at the time. However, if circumstances restrict this, we will convert to an online event entirely. International presenters are particularly welcome in all formats.