UNSW Centre of Excellence Partners with Harvard

Thursday, 2 June 2011  Features

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) at the Australian School of Business, has been awarded a prestigious grant from the Harvard University Australian Studies Committee to host a conference on the Economics of Population Ageing.

The conference, in collaboration with the Program on the Global Demography of Ageing (PGDA) at Harvard University, will bring together leading academic economists from disparate fields who have an interest in population ageing, to share perspectives and present their current research on this pressing topic.

Convened by CEPAR's Director John Piggott, UNSW Node Leader Alan Woodland, and PGDA's Director David Bloom, the conference will serve to strengthen ties between the two organizations and lay the foundation for ongoing collaboration.

"CEPAR is delighted to be partnering with Harvard's Program on the Global Demography of Ageing, which is recognized globally for its excellent research on health and population ageing issues," said co-convener John Piggott. "We are most grateful to the Harvard University Australian Studies Committee for making this possible."

Co-convener David Bloom is also excited about the opportunities the conference presents. "It will bring together the world's leading economists in the field of Population Ageing, to synthesize and critically review the discipline's research contributions to date, and to scope a future agenda," he said.

The two day conference will be held in late 2012.