BA (Sydney), MSc, PhD (London)

John Piggott is Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR), and of the Australian Institute for Population Ageing Research at the University of New South Wales, Australia, where he is Scientia Professor of Economics and also holds an ARC Australian Professorial Fellowship.

Dr Piggott has a long standing interest in retirement and pension economics and finance. His publications include more than 100 journal articles and chapters in books. He has also co-authored two books, both published by Cambridge University Press. He serves as book review editor of the Cambridge journal, the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, and as an Associate Editor of the Journal of the Economics of Aging. His Australian policy experience includes membership of both the Henry Tax Review Panel and the Ministerial Superannuation Advisory Committee. Internationally, he worked for nearly a decade with the Japanese Government (Cabinet Level) on pension and ageing issues, and in 2004 was tasked with evaluating World Bank assistance on pension reform in the Asian region for the Bank's Operations Evaluation Department. He has been a consultant to several foreign governments on pension issues, including Russia and Indonesia. In 2007 he was appointed Visiting Professor, Zhejiang University, China, and from 2008-2010 was Visiting Scholar with the Department of Insurance and Risk Management, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

  • Suzanne Doyle, John Piggott (2003) Integrating Payouts: Annuity Design and Public Pension Benefits in Mandatory Defined Contribution Plans, In Risk Transfers and Retirement Income. Olivia Mitchell and Kent Smetters (eds.). : Oxfor University Press.
  • David McCarthy, Olivia Mitchell, John Piggott (2002) Asset Rich and Cash Poor in Singapore? Retirement Provision in a National Defined Contribution Pension Fund, Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, 1, 3.
  • John Piggott and John Whalley (2001) VAT Base Broadening, Self Supply and the Informal Sector, American Economic Review, 91,4, 1084-1094.
  • Hazel Bateman Geoffrey Kingston, John Piggott (2001) Forced Saving: Mandating Private Retirement Incomes. : Cambridge University Press.