Recent research



SHARE IT

Since 1960, CEDA has produced more than 3000 publications, research reports and articles.

2018 research

In 2018, CEDA explored the concept of inequality and potential inequality challenges Australia faces in the future. CEDA also reset our research agenda, and released the results of its first nation-wide survey of community attitudes to growth and development. Building on the results of this survey, our final report for 2018 explored how we can connect people with progress. 


How unequal? Insights on inequality | April 2018

CEDA released a report in April 2018 which examines key ideas and concepts of inequality, including inequality of opportunity and the future of inequality. 

Community pulse 2018: the economic disconnect | June 2018

In June 2018, CEDA released the results of its first nation-wide poll of community attitudes to growth and development. 

Connecting people with progress: securing future economic development | November 2018

Released in November 20018, this report explores how we can realise better social and economic outcomes for Australians in the decades to come.
 


2017 research 

In 2017, CEDA's research focused on outbound investment, the services sector, housing affordability, and the impact on policy which emerge from geopolitical events.

Outbound investment | April 2017

CEDA released a report in April 2017 which assessed whether Australia has the right institutional setting to support an outbound focus for business, and discuss case studies of successful foreign investments by Australian businesses.

Improving service sector productivity: the economic imperative | June 2017

CEDA released a research report in June 2017 that examined the economic consequences of Australia’s productivity performance in the service sector. 

Housing Australia | August 2017

CEDA released a research report on 28 August 2017 on the issue of housing.

Australia's place in the world | November 2017

CEDA released a research report in November 2017 which will consider the economic effects felt in Australia from policy decisions which emerge from geopolitical events.
 


2016 research 

In 2016, CEDA's publications focused on Australia's economic future, budget repair options, the role of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector in meeting the skills required for Australia's growth, and the economic consequences of the migration program for Australia.

Deficit to balance: budget repair options | March 2016

CEDA released a policy perspective in March 2016 which examined how Australia can balance the books and repair the budget.

Australia's economic future: agenda for growth | June 2016

CEDA released this major research report on 14 June 2016,  which examines reforms to address the current economic and social challenges of Australia. Australia’s economic future: agenda for growth, presents a range of policy reforms that an incoming government of either persuasion could adopt.  

VET: securing skills for growth | August 2016

CEDA released a research report in August 2016, which examines the role of Vocational Education and Training (VET) in meeting the skills required for Australia's growth. CEDA seeks to assess the current outcomes of the sector and propose ways the VET system could be improved in order to meet the skills Australia will require for growth.

Migration: the economic debate | November 2016

CEDA released a research report in November 2016 which examines the economic consequences of the migration program for Australia and the effectiveness of the migration program itself.