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Serena Yu

Serena Yu

B.Com, UNSW; M.Ec, USyd; AIAA, CFA
Senior Research Analyst

Rm 314
C37A - Burren Street
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9351 0025
Fax +61 2 9351 0034


Serena joined the Workplace Research Centre in March, 2009. Her research interests include issues around ageing productively and retirement wellbeing, the links between education and work, and the analysis of labour flows in Australia. She is a quantitative methods specialist, and is qualified as both an Associate in the Institute of Actuaries of Australia, and a Chartered Financial Analyst. A quantitative research analyst since 2002, Serena has extensive research experience in statistical modelling with application to equities investment, market volatility, and financial markets more broadly. Serena qualified as an Associate in the Institute of Actuaries Australia in 2003, and as a Chartered Financial Analyst in 2005. Her key research interests include the performance and regulation of the superannuation system and financial markets, labour economics, as well as comparative approaches to education and skills policy. Since commencing at the Workplace Research Centre, Serena has contributed to projects spanning labour flows in Australia, retirement income adequacy, and wage gap modelling.

Newsroom articles

  • Privatisation of vocational education isn't working 24 Feb 2015

    The Conversation

    Serena Yu and Damian Oliver author an opinion piece about private vocational training providers.

  • Dud training funds lining private pockets 15 Jan 2015

    The Australian

    Serena Yu is quoted in The Australian about research into the fall in vocational student numbers just as state governments begin rolling out competitive funding policies to encourage more training. The Sydney Morning Herald, Canberra Times, Courier Mail and The Age also cites the University report.

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