Economic development priorities

Economic development priorities

Sep 20
CEDA’s research program is interrogating Australia’s economic progress, the purpose and expectations of economic growth and identifying future economic development priorities. At this briefing CEDA Chief Economist Jarrod Ball opens a discussion with Trustees on the many questions the project is raising.


Jarrod Ball, Chief Economist, CEDA

Event overview

While Australia has been among the world’s most developed countries for almost 150 years, we are without consensus on the benefits economic growth should deliver and for whom. How then does Australia devise and agree on ways to sustain progress and make the lives of future generations even better?

Jarrod will provide a research overview and invite Trustees to discuss what local and global insights can inform our design of new approaches; what old ideas remain relevant to contemporary application; who is generating new ideas; and what silences need be exposed, to progress good policy and economic reforms for Australia?  

This briefing is by invitation only to CEDA Trustees. Trustees are senior leaders nominated by CEDA member organisations. At CEDA boardroom briefings Trustees hear from an informed, expert guest speaker in a private, small group setting. Invitations to boardroom briefings are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies.

Meet the speaker

Jarrod Ball
Chief Economist, CEDA

Jarrod Ball joined CEDA as Chief Economist in 2017 with over 15 years of experience as an economist across the public and private sectors. He has held senior roles at the Business Council of Australia, in EY’s advisory services practice and more recently at BHP. Jarrod also worked in the Federal Government and was a lead adviser on microeconomic reform for the Victorian Departments of Premier and Cabinet and Treasury and Finance. He is a member of CEDA’s Council on Economic Policy and the Melbourne Economic Forum. Jarrod holds a Masters degree in Economics from Monash University and undergraduate degrees in Business (Economics) and Arts from the University of Southern Queensland.

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