Superannuation and Retirement Benefits - ACTL3191

Faculty: UNSW Business School

School: School of Risk and Actuarial Studies

Course Outline: ACTL3191 Course Outline

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisites: ACTL2111 or ACTL2131

Equivalent: ACTL3005, ECON3114

Excluded: ACTL5002, ACTL5401, ECON3114, ECON5114

CSS Contribution Charge: 3 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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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.
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