Dr Yuanyuan Deng is a CEPAR Senior Research Associate, located in the UNSW Business School. She joined the Centre in July 2018 after working for two years as a Visiting Assistant Professor for the Singapore Management University School of Business. She received an MA and PhD in Economics from the State University of New York-Stony Brook, United States. During her PhD study, she received a grant from the Michigan Retirement Research Centre and a Dissertation Fellowship from the Centre for Retirement Research at Boston College.
Her research encompasses the areas of public economics, health economics and social insurance. Her current research investigates the impact of delaying the public pension age on individual financial decisions using a life-cycle model for two types of Chinese urban workers: high-skilled and low-skilled. She is also working on projects that analyses the effect of health insurance, working decisions and Medicare buy-in on individuals' Medicare enrolment decisions, as well as the effects on Medicare costs of work, delayed enrolment and buy in.