Retirement Policy & Research Centre – University of Auckland

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The University of Auckland Business School contains a Retirement Policy and Research Centre (RPRC) with a vast range of papers and materials on New Zealand Retirement income . Finding their website and details, using the Auckland School of Business website as the first step, I find difficult and not helpful, but when you get there the information available is excellent.

The Retirement Policy and Research Centre (RPRC) focuses on the economics of the ageing population and pension design. The RPRC also researches issues of fiscal sustainability and accountability, including other social insurance programmes such as accident compensation and public policies on tax and transfers.

New Zealand’s ageing population poses many economic challenges. The Retirement Policy and Research Centre examines the policies concerning the provision of retirement income through the public pension (New Zealand Superannuation) and through private saving (KiwiSaver and other vehicles) encompass both the accumulation and decumulation phases of retirement saving.

The Retirement Policy and Research Centre is an academically focused centre specialising in the economic issues of demographic change. The centre’s sphere of interest includes:

  • Public provision of retirement income (New Zealand Superannuation).
  • Private provision (including KiwiSaver).
  • The accumulation and decumulation phases of retirement saving.
  • Accident compensation.
  • Tax and transfer policy.

The Centre also hosts Pension Reforms a website  with abstracts and commentaries on leading academic pension papers.

Posted by Alec Waugh

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