Research and policy


CEDA's only agenda is to pursue good public policy to progress Australia's economic and social development.

CEDA's research and policy work identifies, analyses and offers solutions for issues that underpin Australia's long-term economic and social development.

Our research raises the level of public policy debate and discourse around the country by drawing together the best minds on key issues of the day to inject new ideas into the public forum.


2020 research agenda

The pandemic has changed governments’ policy priorities and the nation’s economic priorities. As such CEDA's 2020 research agenda will also incorporate a focus on four topics that will be published through a series of short research papers, blogs and interactive livestreams in the months ahead.

CEDA has launched the Recovery: coming back better series. Using its network and experience during this period, CEDA is exploring new and innovative policy opportunities and options that go further than the usual tool kit of existing policy solutions.

The themes underpinning our planned research reports for 2020 – data, Community Pulse, immigration and disadvantage – remain important and work will continue on these themes. CEDA will monitor and assess the economic policy environment in the coming months with a view to advancing the topics we had planned in 2020. 

In 2019, CEDA examined federal government's budget ahead of the election, the effects of temporary migration, disrupting disadvantage and the pulse of Australian businesses with the Company Pulse survey. 

About CEDA research

Since 1960, CEDA has been producing policy publications and resources on the policy issues critical to Australia's economic development.

Through events and publications, CEDA reaches tens of thousands of Australians each year. Our independence also provides the capacity to speak directly to government at a federal and state level, unhindered by vested interests.

CEDA works with independent experts and with universities, other non-profits and member organisations. The quality and independence of our research program has built our reputation as Australia's leading independent voice on economic and business issues.

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