Senior Associate, Monash University

Dr. Jimmy Feng is passionate about understanding and helping people improve their lives in retirement.

Jimmy's primary area of expertise is superannuation and retirement income policy. Through his research, he has extensive understanding in household savings and investment decisions, consumption patterns in retirement, and behavioural responses to retirement income policy changes. His work was cited in the Productivity Commission's report on "Superannuation Policy for Post-retirement", and mentioned in the Age.

Jimmy also researches on healthy ageing. Contributing to the Health Economics space, he adds knowledge on disability patterns amongst the Chinese population. He has interests in care provision for seniors, health literacy and cognitive skills amongst the seniors and the associated financial needs and outcomes.

Having comprehensive background, Jimmy has training in information system, actuarial science, and economics and finance. He has strong skills in data analytics, modelling, and programming. He also has rich experience is teaching and training, and consultancy.

Specialties: Superannuation, Retirement Income Policy, Household Finance, Health Economics, Behavioural Economics, Data Analysis, Modelling

Experience

  • 2018–present
    Senior Associate, National Australia Bank
  • 2017–2018
    Lecturer, Monash
  • 2014–2016
    Research fellow, Monash
  • 2012–2013
    Research Assistant, University of New South Wales

Education

  • 2014 
    University of New South Wales, PhD
  • 2010 
    University of New South Wales, MPhil
  • 2007 
    Fudan University, BA

Publications

  • 2018
    Why Women Have Lower Retirement Savings: The Australian Case, Feminist Economics
  • 2018
    Voluntary Retirement Savings: The Case of Australia, Journal of Family and Economic Issues
  • 2018
    Comparing the loss of functional independence of older adults in the U.S. and China, Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
  • 2018
    Individual and peer effects in retirement savings investment choices, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal
  • 2017
    Towards a self‐funded retirement: will superannuation substitute for the age pension?, Australian Tax Forum
  • 2016
    Patterns of Voluntary Contributions to Superannuation: A Longitudinal Analysis, JASSA
  • 2016
    Patterns of functional disability among the oldest-old in China, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
  • 2016
    Investment Strategy on Retirement Savings: An Analysis of the Experience of Fund Members, JASSA
  • 2014
    The Effect of Tax Incentives on Salary Sacrificing to Superannuation, Economic Record

Research Areas

  • Applied Economics (1402)
  • Banking, Finance And Investment (1502)