Loretti Dobrescu

University of New South Wales, School of Economics

Assistant Professor

High Street

Sydney, NSW 2052

Australia

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Retirement Savings: A Tale of Decisions and Defaults

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 24 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2016
University of New South Wales, School of Economics, Monash University - Department of Economics, UNSW Sydney, CEPAR, University of New South Wales (UNSW), UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics and University of Sydney Business School
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pension defaults, retirement savings, method of moments

Retirement Savings: A Tale of Decisions and Defaults

The Economic Journal, Vol. 128, Issue 610, pp. 1047-1094, 2018
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 08 May 2018
University of New South Wales, School of Economics, Monash University - Department of Economics, UNSW Sydney, CEPAR, Independent, Independent and University of Sydney Business School
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Early Life Conditions and Financial Risk-Taking in Older Age

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 30 May 2011 Last Revised: 14 Jan 2013
Dimitris Christelis, Loretti Dobrescu and Alberto Motta
Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF), University of Naples Federico II, University of New South Wales, School of Economics and UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics
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Portfolio Choice, Childhood, Socio-economic Status, Cognition, Health, Financial Risk

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What Makes a Critic Tick? Connected Authors and the Determinants of Book Reviews

Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 12-080
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 06 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 06 Aug 2013
Loretti Dobrescu, Michael Luca and Alberto Motta
University of New South Wales, School of Economics, Harvard Business School and UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics
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Fun in Education

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 01 May 2016 Last Revised: 14 Jan 2019
Loretti Dobrescu, Richard Holden, Alberto Motta and Chun Wong
University of New South Wales, School of Economics, University of New South Wales (UNSW), UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics and University of Technology Sydney (UTS) - Faculty of Business
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higher education, new teaching methods, educational (serious) games

Just Interested or Getting Involved? An Analysis of Superannuation Attitudes and Actions

UNSW Australian School of Business Research Paper No. 2013ACTL19
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 17 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 23 Oct 2013
UNSW Sydney, CEPAR, UNSW Australia Business School, School of Marketing, University of New South Wales, School of Economics, University of New South Wales (UNSW), UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics and University of Sydney Business School
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active decisions, defaults, defined benefit, defined contributions, pensions

Just Interested or Getting Involved? An Analysis of Superannuation Attitudes and Actions

Economic Record, Vol. 90, Issue 289, pp. 160-178, 2014
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 03 Jun 2014
UNSW Sydney, CEPAR, UNSW Australia Business School, School of Marketing, University of New South Wales, School of Economics, University of New South Wales (UNSW), UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics and University of Sydney Business School
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The Cognitive Impact of Social Activities in Older Age

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 05 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2017
Dimitris Christelis and Loretti Dobrescu
Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF), University of Naples Federico II and University of New South Wales, School of Economics
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Cognition, Social Activities, Ageing, Partial Identification, SHARE

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To Love or to Pay: Savings and Health Care in Older Age

UNSW Australian School of Business Research Paper No. 2012 ECON 51
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 30 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 17 Dec 2012
Loretti Dobrescu
University of New South Wales, School of Economics
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savings, health, health insurance, social cohesion, life expectancy

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As Easy as Pie: How Retirement Savers Use Prescribed Investment Disclosures

UNSW Australian School of Business Research Paper No. 2013ECON02
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 05 Mar 2013
UNSW Sydney, CEPAR, University of New South Wales, School of Economics, University of New South Wales (UNSW), UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics and University of Sydney Business School
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consumer finance, diversification heuristics, pensions, choice experiment

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Flicking the Switch: Simplifying Disclosures to Improve Retirement Plan Choices

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 24 May 2016 Last Revised: 22 Jan 2018
University of Sydney Business School, UNSW Sydney, CEPAR, University of New South Wales, School of Economics, University of New South Wales (UNSW) and UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics
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fees, returns, prescribes information, financial product disclosures

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Suspicious Minds (can be a good thing when saving for retirement)

UNSW Business School Research Paper No. 2015-06A
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 09 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 10 Sep 2015
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Marketing, UNSW Sydney, CEPAR, University of New South Wales, School of Economics, University of New South Wales (UNSW), UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics and University of Sydney Business School
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pension defaults, trust, engagement, retirement savings

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Stability in a Discrete-Time Dynamic Model with Delay for a Stock Market

UNSW Australian School of Business Research Paper No. 2012ECON11
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 05 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 10 Dec 2012
Loretti Dobrescu, Mihaela Neamtu and Dumitru Opris
University of New South Wales, School of Economics, West University of Timisoara - Department of Economic, Informatics and Statistics and West University of Timisoara
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price index, mutual fund, stock market, nonlinear dynamic model, Lyapunov exponents

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Deterministic and Stochastic Three-Sector Dynamic Growth Model with Endogenous Labor Supply

UNSW Australian School of Business Research Paper No. 2012-10
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 05 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2012
Loretti Dobrescu, Mihaela Neamtu and Dumitru Opris
University of New South Wales, School of Economics, West University of Timisoara - Department of Economic, Informatics and Statistics and West University of Timisoara
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labor, human capital, capital accumulation, economic growth

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Why Aren't Developed Countries Saving?

NBER Working Paper No. w14580
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 29 Dec 2008
Loretti Dobrescu, Laurence J. Kotlikoff and Alberto Motta
University of New South Wales, School of Economics, Boston University - Department of Economics and UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics
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Asset Price Dynamics in a Chartist-Fundamentalist Model with Time Delays

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 10 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 07 Apr 2014
Loretti Dobrescu, Mihaela Neamtu and Gabriela Mircea
University of New South Wales, School of Economics, West University of Timisoara - Department of Economic, Informatics and Statistics and West University of Timisoara - Department of Economic Informatics and Statistics
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delay-differential equation, asset price, fundamentalists, stability, bifurcations

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The Cognitive Impact of Social Activities in Older Age

Netspar Discussion Paper No. 12/2014-090
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 30 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2017
Dimitris Christelis and Loretti Dobrescu
Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF), University of Naples Federico II and University of New South Wales, School of Economics
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Cognition, social activities, ageing, partial identification, bounds, SHARE

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Mens Sana in Corpore Sano: The Effect of Physical Activities in Preserving Cognition in Older Age

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 21 Feb 2014
Dimitris Christelis and Loretti Dobrescu
Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF), University of Naples Federico II and University of New South Wales, School of Economics
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Cognition, Physical Activities, Ageing, SHARE, Panel Data

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Traumatic Life Events and Financial Risk-Taking: The Enduring Impact of Hunger

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 10 Jan 2019
Dimitris Christelis and Loretti Dobrescu
Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF), University of Naples Federico II and University of New South Wales, School of Economics
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hunger, financial risk, portfolio choice, partial identification, SHARE