Digital hub: lively debate and critical perspectives


A space for informed debate, conversation and participation, explore the latest on CEDA’s Digital hub. Home to blogs, social media, podcasts, videos and photos from CEDA events, research and news, the Digital hub provides a resource on important topics which drive the economic, political and social landscape of Australia.

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Trump, trade and jobs

Whether you love or loathe the US President, Donald Trump can get an economic policy issue media attention, as well as himself. Take the issue of trade and jobs, for example. After being a niche research topic that a few trade and labour economists (like me) were involved in, but few others in the media paid attention to, Trump has thrust trade and jobs into the headlines.

Trump has torn up the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) based on his claims that free trade deals kill American jobs, but how founded is his claim that all free trade is bad? Tim Harcourt looks at what free trade means in Australia, and what the future holds for our future trading with the US.

Read more | Tim Harcourt | February 2017

See the latest photos from CEDA events

State of the Nation 2016
Speakers: The Hon. Josh Frydenberg, The Hon. Greg Hunt, The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian, The Hon. Tim Pallas

See all photos from CEDA events.

Video: watch the latest videos from CEDA events

Head to the video archive to watch all CEDA videos, filmed at events across the country. 

Watch videos from State of the Nation 2016.



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Survey: World Competitiveness Yearbook 2016 results


The results for the 2016 World Competitiveness Yearbook has been released, showing business confidence is rising in Australia despite core economic indicators not improving.

Read the complete results from the WCY here.