Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR)

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A unique collaboration between academia, government and industry, the Centre's innovative research is providing global solutions to the economic and social challenges of population ageing to secure Australia's future as a well-informed nation with world-best policy and practice, and to consolidate a world-leading research reputation in this field.

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Competitive advantage

CEPAR combines world-class expertise in Actuarial Studies, Economics and Psychology, to develop

  • models to assess optimal tax and pension policy trajectories
  • recommendations for retirement income policy best practice
  • predictive models of decision-making incorporating cognitive limitations together with prescriptions for -policy and industry to support better individual decision-making
  • improved methods for assessing mortality and morbidity risk and new models for sustainable products to -manage longevity, health and aged care risk
  • interventions to increase positive expectations about ageing


Contributing to national and international thought leadership and informing the development of best practice by

  • conducting and translating research to address the most critical knowledge gaps identified by business and government
  • investing in modelling infrastructure for current and future researchers

Successful outcomes

  • Informing policy and practice development in key domains including retirement income policy, fiscal sustainability, tax/transfer policy, cognitive ageing and longevity risk modelling
  • Appointments of researchers to prestigious international groups including G20 Task Force, WHO Guideline Development Group on Risk Reduction of Cognitive Decline and Dementia, US National Academy of Medicine, Go8 Roadmap to COVID-19 Recovery

Our partners

  • Commonwealth Departments of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Health, Social Services and Treasury
  • NSW Treasury
  • AHRC
  • MLC Wealth
  • Medibank
  • PwC
  • RBA
  • Safe Work Australia
  • Willis Towers Watson
  • World Bank