- St John, S (2016) Shades of I, Daniel Blake, Daily Blog 12th December, 2016
- So, Y and St John, S Children and the Living Wage, CPAG backgrounder, 15th December.
- St John, S ( 2016) Scrap the unfair spousal provision. Press Release, 15th December RPRC
- St John, S. RPRC (2016) Quarterly Update, RPRC, 18th December, 2016
- St John, S (2016) Families adrift: The social and economic climate of the 21st century guest presenter to ANZ Transactional Analysis Association Conference ‘Rupture Repair Restore, Auckland 25th November 2016
- St John, S (2016) Decumulation, Problems, policies and potentials? Financial Advisers Boosters) Annual Conference Grosvenor Financial Services Group Ltd, Wellington 4th November 2016
- Law lectures: Family Law: Child Poverty, Policy and the law, Part 1 and Part 2, Law school 17th October
- St John (2016) Time for Ireland to bite the bullet, Irish Times 1 November 2016
- St John, S (2016) We really don't know how lucky we are, New Zealand Herald, October 12th, 2016
- St John, S (2016) A Faire suck of the sauce bottle! Daily blog, 9th October
- St John, S Interview Radio NZ 12th October Migrants' parents cost NZ 'tens of millions' and Deadline proposed to get 10 percent of children out of poverty 3rd October
- Dale, M and St John, S (2016) New Zealand Superannuation policy and overseas state pensions. Paper prepared for the Retirement Commissioner’s three-yearly review 2016.
- St John, S (2016) “New Zealand’s Kiwi Saver Lessons for Ireland”. Paper presented to Insurance Ireland summit, A universal pension for Ireland, September 13th, Dublin, Ireland.
- St John, S (2016) Irish Newstalk fm, Craig Fitzpatrick asks Susan St John: “Could New Zealand have the answer to our growing pensions crisis?” 13 September 2016
- St John, S (2016) Countering targeting by using principles of basic income. Social Security Summit 2016: Investing in children, University of Auckland, 2nd September 2016
- St John, S (2016) Auckland shows government’ policy failures writ large, Daily blog, September 2nd 2016
- St John, S et al (2016) Child poverty summit, Waatea 5th Estate 1st September 2016.
- St John, S (2016) University of Auckland Ballot Box Speaker Series, Owen Glen Building, 30 August 2016
- St John, S (2016) Guest lecture: “Improving policies for families and children”, New Zealand Treasury, Wellington, August 22nd 2016
- St John, S and Johnson A,(2016) Hit housing bubble through tax NZ Herald, August 12th 2016
- St John, S (2016) NZIFF FILM REVIEW: Tale of two films Daily Blog, 1st August, 2016
- St John, S (2016) Rethinking retirement income doesn’t require superpowers, University of Auckland Business Review, (19) vol 1 2016
- St John, S (2016) Implications of discriminatory policies for women. The 'within gender gap'. Gender and retirement saving forum RPRC Auckland Business school, July 15 2016
- St John, S (2016) Excuse me Minister, daily Blog 13th July, 2016
- St John, S (2016) Longer parental leave would not help some babies , NZ Herald 5th July 2016
- St John, S (2016) “Kathryn’s Story” highlights the need for major welfare overhaul”, Daily Blog 2nd July
- St John, S (2016) contributions to the 2016 Retirement review, KiwiSaver, and Decumulation, RPRC Commentary papers
- St John, S and C. MacLennan (2016) Interview: The Horror of Kathryn’s Story, Waatea Estate TV News, 30th June
- St John, S (2016) Some babies are more special than others. Daily Blog, June 17th
- St John, S and N. Turner (2016) Child Poverty Audit. Fabian Society, Auckland Business School - 22 June
- St John, S and M.Timmins (2016) MSD Evidence Seminar: Welfare provisions for the 21st century. Wellington Ministry of Social Development, 2nd June
- St John, S and I. Asher (2016) CPAG Post budget breakfast event Nelson, 1st June
- St John, S (2016) interviewed for Small number of taxpayers bear the brunt of New Zealand tax bill June 26th Stuff.co.nz Why you'll never be able to retire, NZ Herald June 26th
- St John, S. (2016) The rules for the old too good for children? Daily Blog, 30th May.
- St John, S. (2016) Family First child poverty report questioned by experts Larry Williams Drive by show 30th May
- St John, S. (2016) Get married stay married and you won’t be poor Daily Blog, 31st May
- St John, S. (2016) Good Policy is rarely done on the run Daily Blog, 29th April
- St John, S (2016) ‘How to save like a Kiwi’ AARP International Journal Spring 2016 (UK)
- St John, S (2016) Fix Working for Families, Workshop Department of Social Work Otago University, Dunedin, 19th May
- 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
- 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
- St John. S (2016) The danger of NZs demographics Daily Blog, 31st January
- St John, S (2016) Why solving the gender pay gap begins at home. Spinoff 28th January
- St John, S (2015) National does not understand what a work incentive requires, Daily Blog, 18th November
- St John, S (2015) The bizarre financialisation of tertiary education Daily Blog 29th October
- St John, S (2015) Women second class students in the neoliberal world, Daily Blog 7th October
- St John, S (2015) The unique New Zealand system for retirement income: Too simple or simply genius? Spotlight on Retirement Incomes Policy. Lunchtime seminar presented by the Australian Social Policy Association (ASPA) and the Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL).Melbourne15th October 2015
- St John, S (2015), Improving the Affordability of New Zealand Superannuation, Psychosociological Issues in Human Resource Management 3(1): 81–100.
- St John, S (2015), Working for Families/incomes, Summit: Welfare fit for families in a changing world, Sept 8th, Auckland University
- St John,S (2015) Another week of neoliberal economics Daily Blog 9th July
- St John, S (2015) Reflections on the Budget 2015 Child Hardship Package, Policy Quarterly, Vol 11 No 3,Victoria School of Governance, Wellington
- Asher, I and St John,S (2015) Poverty, unhealthy housing and poor health in NZ children What needs to be done? Presentation to New Zealand First conference, Rotorua, 1st August.
- St John,S (2015) How NZ can maintain equitable superannuation NZ herald Brand Insight, July 5th
- St John,S (2015) Future proofing New Zealand Superannuation, 23rd Annual Colloquium of Superannuation Researchers7, 5-6th July 2015 CPS Research Group and the School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, UNSW, Sydney
- St John,S (2015) The cruelty of social welfare prosecutions against ‘benefit fraudsters’ Daily Blog 9th July
- St John,S (2015) CPAG oral and written submission on the Child Hardship Bill, Select committee, Wellington
- St John,S (2015) Sex-and-beneficiaries-19th-century-morality-in-21st-century Daily Blog 22nd June
- St John,S (2015) OECD report indicates a better policy direction is needed, CPAG press release, 16th June
- St John,S (2015) Panel Privatisation of Social Services Mt Eden, IKA 9th June
- St John,S (2015) Coupledom rules Daily Blog 8th June
- St John,S (2015) Interview on the future of New Zealand Superannuation, Insight Pensions and tensions between generations Radio NZ , 7th June
- St John,S (2015), Why are we sending women with children to prison? CPAG press release, 6th June
- St John,S (2015) Can we please debate New Zealand Superannuation? Daily Blog 28th May
- St John,S (2015) Carrot attack to get those lazy sole parents working Daily Blog May 26th
- St John,S and A.Johnson (2015) Budget 2015 the impact on children, CPAG Annual budget breakfast, Western Spirngs community centre May 22nd, 2017
- St John,S (2015) The Economics of Child Poverty - The Community of St Lukes Church, 130 Remuera Road, Auckland, 5th May
- St John,S (2015) Child Poverty tax and family income Law school, Guest lectures 443 Faculty of law, May 6th and May 14th
- St John,S (2015) A step change for Children, Fix Working for Families, AUT Briefing papers, May 2015
- S St John (2015) Of Mice and Men - try to see it, Daily Blog 14th April
- S St John(2015) Injustice will eventually be overcome. Daily Blog 2nd April
- S St John(2015) The Budget must get this one right: More income to fix child poverty. Daily Blog 27th March
- S St John (2015) Social Policies that affect women, UN International women’s day Breakfast, Milord 6th March
- S St John (2015) Social Policies that affect women, UN International women’s day Breakfast, Milord 6th March
- S St John(2015) Universal basic income: let’s make a start with those over 65. Daily blog 19th February
- St John, S (2015) Child poverty is dwindling? Daily Blog 12th February
- St John, S (2015) Improving the affordability of New Zealand Superannuation Working Paper 2015-1. Auckland: Retirement Policy and Research Centre, the University of Auckland.
- St John, S (2015) “Decumulation policy in New Zealand” in Beyond April 2015: the long view on UK pension reform REFORM, London, UK
Research and teaching
My 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.
- Co-director of the Retirement Policy and Research Centre.
- Full-time teaching in the Economics Department 1981-2011. Teaching part-time public policy and politics 2012.
- Member of the editorial board of PensionReforms.
- Member of the advisory board for the 2007 Retirement Commission's Review of Retirement Policies in New Zealand.
- Economics advisor to Child Poverty Action Group Inc, an interdisciplinary group which advocates for better policies for children, see http://www.cpag.org.nz/.
- Member of the Public Policy Group, University of Auckland.
- Member of the ACC group, University of Auckland and ACC futures.
- Member of the External Panel Long Term Fiscal Statement 2011-2013.
- Masters thesis 'Cost Allocation in the New Zealand Accident Compensation Scheme' 1979. Chapters, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, Appendix 1, Appendix 2.
- Doctoral thesis 2004 Managing the risks of ageing: the role of private pensions and annuities within a comprehensive retirement policy for New Zealand examines the retirement of middle income baby-boomers and analyses integrated reforms to managing the risks of longevity. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.