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This course provides a comprehensive analysis of the economics and finance of retirement income provision. It is designed to provide students with a solid understanding of the theoretical and public-policy issues associated with the design and implementation of policies for retirement income provision in Australia and internationally. Topics covered include: demographic trends and the economic impact of population ageing; rationale for public provision and/or regulation of private retirement income provision; assessment of alternative models for retirement income provision; retirement income provision in Australia; the taxation and regulation of retirement savings and benefits; the structure, performance and efficiency of the superannuation industry; and international comparisons in policy design and implementation.

Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 1



Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

Pre-req : ECON2101 or ACTL2131 or ACTL2111 or (completed at least 84UOC and enrolled in program 3155, 3502, 3554, 4501, 3558, 3593, 3835, 3967, 3568, 3567, 3584, 4733, 3522, 3521, 3462, 3559, 3529, 3764, 3136.

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