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

In 2020, CEDA will explore unlocking data in the public interest ahead of the inaugural Public Interest Technology Forum, release the second Community Pulse nationwide survey, discuss the skills mismatch in the permanent migration system, and release the second report in our series on disadvantage. 

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.

Read more about how to engage with CEDA's research.