Katja Hanewald is an Associate Professor in the School of Risk and Actuarial Studies and the Coordinator of the Actuarial Co-op Program at UNSW Sydney. She is also an Associate Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) and the Director of Research CEPAR’s Ageing Asia Research Hub. Her research models longevity and healthy ageing trends and develops risk management and insurance responses to population ageing. She has published over 25 peer-reviewed articles in leading insurance, actuarial, economics, and medical journals and is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, the Risk Management and Insurance Review, and the Journal of Retirement. Katja obtained her PhD in Economics from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in 2010 and worked as an Economist at the German Federal Ministry of Finance from 2013 to 2015.
Research interests: Insurance economics; actuarial studies; longevity trends, healthy ageing and long-term care trends; design of public and private insurance programs to manage retirement risks; housing wealth as a source of retirement funding; behavioural aspects of financial planning; China