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Dr. Colin (Jinhui) Zhang is a Lecturer in Department of Applied Finance and Actuarial studies. He has years of experience in delivering lectures for a broad range of Actuarial and Applied Finance units. Dr. Zhang holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Actuarial Studies), a Bachelor of Commerce (First class Honours in Actuarial studies) as well as a Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Applied Finance and Actuarial Studies) from Macquarie University.  His research area includes, life cycle model, optimal control, financial strategy and derivative pricing.

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Retirement Business & Economics
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Finite difference method Business & Economics
Excel Business & Economics
Hyperbolic discounting Business & Economics
Life annuities Business & Economics
Life insurance Business & Economics
Annuities Business & Economics

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Projects 2019 2020

Research Outputs 2016 2018

Life insurance and annuity demand under hyperbolic discounting

Tang, S., Purcal, S. & Zhang, J., 23 Apr 2018, In : Risks. 6, 2, p. 1-10 10 p., 43.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Life annuities
Life insurance
Hyperbolic discounting

Optimal time to enter a retirement village

Zhang, J., Purcal, S. & Wei, J., 2017, In : Risks. 5, 1, p. 20-1-20-20 20 p., 20.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Stopping time

Excel implementation of finite difference methods for option pricing

Kyng, T., Purcal, S. & Zhang, J. C., 2016, In : Spreadsheets in education. 9, 3, p. 2-1-2-33 33 p., 2.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Option pricing
Finite difference method
Differential equations


The development and deployment of an online cost comparison tool for evaluating retirement village contracts

Timothy Kyng (Participant), Sachi Purcal (Participant), Colin Zhang (Participant), Robert Drake (Participant), David Pitt (Participant)

Impact: Public policy impacts, Social impacts