Paul Ali


What 1,100 Australians told us about the experience of living with debt they can’t repay

Financial hardship can affect almost anyone. However, severe and ongoing debt problems are an inevitability for Australians whose incomes are simply too low to meet the cost of living.
Journal article

Misfortune or misdeed: an empirical study of public attitudes towards personal bankruptcy

This article describes the first scholarly empirical study of public attitudes tobankruptcy to be conducted in any jurisdiction.

Legal considerations for superannuation investors when investing in complex financial products

Institutional investment in Australia is both highly innovative and complex. The regulatory focus – and associated literature – on institutional investment has been on the sell-side. Considerably less attention has been paid to the buy-side, that is to the institutional investors themselves. This research report...
Working paper

An analysis of penalties under ASIC administered legislation: scoping the issues

This working paper is the first published output of an eighteen month (December 2014 – June 2016) research project conducted by staff at the Melbourne Law School that examines enforcement and penalties regimes under legislation administered by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). During...

Superannuation knowledge, behaviour and attitudes in young adults in Australia

This report presents the results of a study examining superannuation knowledge, behaviour and attitudes in 994 young adult superannuation fund members (25-34 years old) in Australia. Respondents completed a 75 question online survey instrument which included questions on demographics and superannuation knowledge, behaviour and attitudes...