Superannuation and Retirement Benefits - ECON3114

Faculty: UNSW Business School

School: School of Economics

Course Outline: ECON3114 Course Outline

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Pre-req : ECON2101 or ACTL2131 or ACTL2111 or (completed at least 84UOC and enrolled in program 3155, 3502, 3554, 4501, 3558, 3593, 3835, 3967, 3568, 3567, 3584, 4733, 3522, 3521, 3462, 3559, 3529, 3764, 3136.

Equivalent: ACTL3005, ACTL3191

Excluded: ACTL3191, ACTL5002, ACTL5401, 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 superannuation and retirement benefits. It aims to provide students with a solid understanding of the institutional arrangements surrounding the provision of superannuation and retirement benefits in Australia, as well as theoretical and public-policy issues associated with the economics and finance of retirement income provision in Australia and internationally. Topics covered include: rationale for retirement income provision; alternative models for retirement income provision and assessment using economic models; retirement income provision in Australia; risk management and investment strategies for superannuation; the taxation and regulation of retirement savings and benefits; the structure, performance, and efficiency of the superannuation industry; policy developments and controversies; and international comparisons in policy design and implementation.
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