Latest News

2017 News

August
  • St John, S, So, Y (2017), Does the living wage provide an adequate standard of living for families? Policy Quarterly Volume 13 Number 3 2017 General Election.
  • St John, S (2017) “Working together: charity and advocacy for policy change” , address to Board of Variety, Parenting centre Greenlane, 15th August, 2017
  • St John, S (2017) Black and White or 50 shades of grey? Daily Blog 13th August, 2017
  • July
  • St John, S (2017 Let he who is without sin cast the first stone Daily Blog 18th July 2017
  • St John, S (2017) The Green’s Breathtakingly bold benefit policies Newsroom 20th July
  • St John, S, So, Y (2017) Supporting family income I New Zealand and Australia, CPAG background paper
  • June
    April May
    January February March

    2016 News

    December
    November
    October
    September
    August
    july
    June
    May
    April
    March
    • St John, S (2016) Guest lecture ‘Is there an elephant in the room?’ Mt Eden’s IKA lunchtime lecture 30 March
    • St John, S (2106) Paid Parental leave CPAG submission select committee, 16th March
    • St John, S and M. O’Brien Workshop on Working for Families, University of Auckland Business School,17th march
    • St John, S and M. O’Brien Workshop on Working for Families, UNICEF, Wellington,21st March
    • St John, S. (2016) Jam tomorrow Jam yesterday. NEVER EVER JAM TODAY! 26th March
    February
    • St John, S (2016) The looming demographic pensions disaster. Daily Blog, 29th February
    • St John, S (2016) Can older citizens lead the way to a universal basic income? In Basic Income in the Antipodes: Perspectives from the ‘Other Side of the World’. (Editors: Jenni Mays, Greg Marston and John Tomlinson)
    • St John, S (2016) Brief of evidence in the Employment Court 10th Feb
    January

    2015 News

    November
    October
    September
    August
    July
    June
    May
    April
    March
    January/February

    Research and teaching

    Susan St JohnMy research and teaching interests are focused on public sector and retirement policy issues, including decumulation of savings and annuity issues, tax and poverty issues, and applied macroeconomics. My doctoral research focused on the retirement of middle-income baby-boomers and integrated reforms to managing the risks of longevity. My Masters thesis was on the cost allocation of Accident Compensation New Zealand.

    Areas of interest include taxation of saving, pensions, long-term care insurance, levies and experience rating in accident compensation, family law and economics, economics of the welfare state, and income support. I have developed various local, national, and international forums for policy debates in welfare, accident compensation, and retirement incomes.

    I am a part-time co-director of the University of Auckland Retirement Policy and Research Centre. Current projects include an analysis of suitable decumulation products for New Zealand, the family tax credit system, overseas pensions and their treatment in New Zealand, child poverty in New Zealand and family income assistance, income and asset testing for long-term care, the welfare state and targeting, the role of home equity release and, international pension systems, the economic implications of New Zealand's Accident Compensation, and tax reforms.