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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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Research Outputs

Life insurance and annuity demand under hyperbolic discounting

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    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 journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 11 Downloads (Pure)

    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 journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1306 Downloads (Pure)


    Excel for business - Building a learning community involving staff, students and industry partners

    Yvonne Breyer (Recipient), Sachi Purcal (Recipient), Anthony Carlton (Recipient), Lurion De Mello (Recipient), Rajni Mala (Recipient), Sophie Yan (Recipient) & Colin Zhang (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Teaching award

  • Impacts

    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: Policy impacts, Society impacts