Susan Thorp

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Working paper
30 September 2016

Self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) – small retirement savings funds with four or fewer members – now manage almost one third of retirement savings in Australia, and serve over one million...

Working paper
30 September 2016

The number of self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) has grown at more than 5% p.a. over the past five years.

Working paper
31 July 2015

We combine survey data from retirement plan members with information from interviews with plan executives to get both perspectives on who accepts the default plan and default investment option and...

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31 December 2014

We interview Australian fund executives about how their organisations respond to MySuper, a regulatory framework for default retirement savings funds that providers were required to have in place...

Working paper
31 July 2014

This paper summarizes the views of superannuation fund executives on the superannuation system and its regulation, as collected during twenty interviews conducted over six months to May 2014. It...

15 March 2013

Focuses on choices of life annuities by separating consumers’ preferences from their use of default options and the 1/n heuristic in an online allocation task experiment.