ESA National Economic Panel Polls
| Author's Name: Susan Thorp|
Date: Tue 04 May 2021
Susan Thorp is Professor of Finance, Associate Dean Research and Research Education in the Business School. She has previously held positions at the University of Technology Sydney and the Reserve Bank of Australia. Susan has an honours degree in Economics from the University of Sydney, and a PhD in Economics from the University of New South Wales.
Susan researches household and consumer finance focussing on retirement savings and decumulation. She uses theoretical, empirical and experimental techniques to understand financial decision making. Much of this research has tested the way decision makers respond to advice, disclosures and choice architecture.
Financial econometrics is another concentration of Susan’s research. She has studied the increased integration that occurs in financial markets during crises.
Susan has published over 45 papers in international academic journals. She has led and participated in grant projects attracting over $4 million dollars in public and industry funding. She is also a regular contributor to consumer finance and superannuation policy discussions, and her research is cited by major public reviews and inquiries.
Susan is a member of the Steering Committee of the Mercer CFA Global Pensions Index, an annually compiled internationally recognised index of pension system quality, a member of the ASIC Consultative committee and a member of the Research Committee of the OECD/International Network on Financial Education.
Subject Area Expertise
Consumer Finance, Superannuation