Susan Thorp

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Working paper

22 Mar 2019

This paper examines stated preferences for long-term care insurance that pays extra income instead of reimbursing care costs. The results show that long-term care income insurance is likely to provide two important benefits to aging societies.

Working paper

30 Sep 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 members. The number of SMSFs has increased to more than half a million in two...

Working paper

30 Sep 2016

The number of self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) has grown at more than 5% p.a. over the past five years. The net growth rate consists of 7% new SMSFs and 2% closures. More than 570,000 SMSFs now serve over one million members but little is known...

Working paper

31 Jul 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 why. We use a natural experiment in default construction where a new regulatory framework required...

Working paper

31 Dec 2014

We interview Australian fund executives about how their organisations responded to MySuper, a regulatory framework for default retirement savings funds that providers were required to have in place by the beginning of 2014. In addition to providing an account of the influences on product design...

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