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Economics of Ageing and Longevity

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  • When8.30am for 9am to 5pm

  • WhenWednesday 27 February 2019

  • WhereCustoms House 399 Queen St, Brisbane

The economic implications of Australia’s ageing population are challenging. Join fellow colleagues, planners, policymakers and academics for this knowledge sharing workshop to explore the economics of ageing and longevity.

More than 15% of the population is aged 65 and over, and in 2016-17 the Australian Government spent more than $17 billion on aged care, representing an increase of 21% during the previous five years (AIHW 2017).

At this workshop, you will hear from leading economics experts who will share their latest research and experiences into timely issues including:

  • how to predict future dementia risk to ensure there will be efficient allocation of health and social care resources
  • how health shocks affect well-being
  • how preventative measures such as physical activity can reduce cognitive decline
  • how longitudinal data can be applied to economics of ageing issues
  • how to ensure sustainable data collection into the future.

This workshop is presented by UQ's Centre for the Business and Economics of Health (CBEH), Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (BEL) and School of Economics.

Key themes

  • Microeconomic issues in an ageing population
  • Exploring data needs locally and globally
  • Policy-relevant academic research in economics of ageing and longevity.

Key outcomes

  • Gain insights into emerging topics of relevance to economics of ageing and longevity
  • Learn how to effectively harness academic research with policy driven questions
  • Identify data requirements and methodologies to successfully facilitate robust economics research in ageing.

Michael HurdDon’t miss your opportunity to hear from global leaders about emerging topics in economics of ageing and longevity, including our keynote speaker Professor Michael Hurd, Director of the RAND Center for the Study of Aging, who will present The Lifetime Risk and Cost of Dementia.

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With thanks to our funders and organisers


This workshop is made possible by joint seed funding from BEL and CBEH to support a project encouraging economics of ageing research collaborations at UQ.

The project is led by Professor Brenda Gannon (School of Economics and CBEH) with co-investigators Professor Prasada Rao (Emeritus Professor, School of Economics), Professor Pravin Trivedi (Honorary Professor, School of Economics) and Professor Gita Mishra (School of Public Health).


Professor Brenda Gannon

Professor Brenda Gannon

School of Economics, Centre for the Business and Economics of Health


Sabrina Lenzen

Sabrina Lenzen

PhD Candidate
School of Economics, Centre for the Business and Economics of Health



Limited places are available for this opportunity.

Tickets for this one-day workshop cost $85 (inc GST) and include refreshments, morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea.

Purchase your tickets online before 4pm Wednesday 20 February.


UQ staff members paying with UQ funds must email Sabrina Lenzen to arrange payment.

For program enquiries, please email Brenda Gannon. For event enquiries, please email