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For more than 30 years, CEDA's Economic and Political Overview has given Australian businesses and the policy community insights into the year ahead. The Economic and Political Overview events take place in the capital cities across Australia during February-March each year.

Read Professor Ian Marsh's article on the longevity of the EP0 (2009).

Economic and Political Overview 2017

CEDA's 2017 Economic and Political Overview (EPO) provides economic and political insights and also examines where growth will come from in 2017, ongoing domestic challenges, the prospect of a weakening Australian dollar, and global risks. The publication was launched in Melbourne with a series of events in capital cities across Australia during February and March. Read the EPO 2017 media release or the opinion piece by CEDA Chief Executive, Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin.  

Click here to download pdf copy of the EPO 2017

Economic overview
Michael Blythe, Chief Economist and Managing Director, Economics, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Political Overview
Katharine Murphy, Political Editor, Guardian Australia

Balancing the budget
Dr John Edwards, Visiting Fellow, Lowy Institute; Director, CEDA

Politics of Economics
Peter Martin, Economics Editor, The Age

Engaging communities in economic reform
Associate Professor Anika Gauja Department of Government and International Relations Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sydney University  

Economic and Political Overview 2016

  CEDA's 2016 Economic and Political Overview (EPO) provides economic and political insights and also examines Australian international competitiveness, challenges and opportunities for Australian businesses and sustainable productivity growth. The publication was launched in Brisbane with a series of events in capital cities across Australia during February and March. Read the EPO 2016 media release or the opinion piece by CEDA Chief Executive, Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin.  

Click here to download pdf copy of the EPO 2016

Economic Overview
Michael Blythe, Chief Economist and Managing Director, Economics, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Political Overview
Dr Peter van Onselen, Winthrop Professor of Journalism, University of Western Australia; contributing editor, The Australian; presenter, Sky News

Positive aplenty: Australian business competing overseas
Leanne Cutts, President, Gum, Candy, and Powdered Beverages and Marketing Services, Asia Pacific, Mondelez International Amanda Banfield, Managing Director, Mondelez International Australia and New Zealand

Challenging times for Australia
Sam Churchill, Head of Macro Research, Magellan Financial Group

Achieving stronger growth
Lisa Gropp, Chief Economist, Business Council of Australia

Economic and Political Overview 2015

CEDA's 2015 Economic and Political Overview (EPO) provides economic and political forecasts, and examines funding options from the finance sector and some proposed market-based reforms and equity issues in Australia. The publication was launched in Sydney followed by a with a series of events in cities across Australia. Read the 2015 EPO media release or the opinion piece by CEDA Chief Executive, Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin.

Watch videos of the launch event in Sydney.

Watch videos from the Brisbane event.

Click here to download pdf copy of the EPO 2015

  • Economic outlook
    Warren Hogan, Chief Economist ANZ
  • Political outlook
    Michele Levine, CEO, Roy Morgan
  • Finance and funding
    Professor Rodney Maddock, Adjunct Professor of Economics, Monash University; Vice Chancellor's Fellow, Victoria University; and President, Economic Society of Australia (Victorian branch)
  • Funding social equity
    Dr Cassandra Goldie, CEO Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS)

Economic and Political Overview 2014

  CEDA's EPO 2014 provides economic and political forecasts, and examines government productivity, red tape, and how external factors will shape Australia's economy. The publication was launched with a series of events in capital cities across Australia during February and March. Read the 2014 EPO media release or the opinion piece by CEDA Chief Executive, Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin. Access video of the launch event.

Click here to download pdf copy of the EPO 2014

 

  • Economic outlook
    ANZ, Chief Economist, Warren Hogan with ANZ, Economist, Katie Hill and the ANZ research team deliver a comprehensive forecastand assessment of the Australian economy in 2014. Key areas covered include the globalrecovery and the Chinese economic outlook and movements domestically for the commoditymarkets, residential construction and interest rates.
  • Political outlook
    ABC 7.30 program, Political Correspondent,Sabra Lane provides an overview of the issues on the political agenda in 2014 including if thenew government will meet the high expectations of industry and business. She also providesanalysis of the major events and policies that will be the government's focus in 2014.
  • Government productivity
    Griffith University, School of Government and International Relations, Associate Professor, Dr Anne Tiernan explores government productivity and the effective delivery of services suchas Medicare. She also discusses the challenges of reform and how governments can driveefficiency and improvements in the public sector
  • How the 'Great Convergence' is changing Australia
    Export Finance Insurance Corporation (EFIC), Chief Economist, Roger Donnellyprovides forecasts for the future of Australia's growth and China's economiccircumstances. He also analyses the resources boom and global economic climate of thepast decade.
  • Red tape in finance and its discontents
    Monash University, Adjunct Professor of Economics; Victoria University, Vice Chancellor's Fellow; and Economic Society of Australia (Victorian branch), President, Professor Rodney Maddock delivers an analysis of the economic effect of red tape and governmentregulation. He examines the current areas of concern and ways to address excessivered tape.

View events in the 2014 Economic and Political Overview

Watch videos from the launch event in Perth

Economic and Political Overview 2013

  CEDA's EPO 2013 examines the Australian economy and politics at state and federal levels with insights and information on the operating environment over 2013. The publication was launched with a series of events in capital cities across Australia. These events examined the important issues of electricity prices and the future of work as well as providing economic and political outlooks for 2013. 

Click here to download pdf copy of the 2013 EPO. 

 

Economic overview
ANZ, Chief Economist, Warren Hogan
Mr Hogan and his research team provide forecasts of what is likely to happen in the US, Europe, China and other Asian economies in 2013 and the impact on Australia and also provide analysis of what is likely to occur in the Australian economy in 2013.
 
forecasts of what is likely to happen in the US, Europe, China and other Asian economies in 2013 and the impact on Australia and also provide analysis of what is likely to occur in the Australian economy in 2013.
Political overview
By University of Western Australia Winthrop Professor and Contributing Editor, The Australian, Professor Peter van Onselen.
Professor van Onselen provides a political analysis of factors influencing this year's federal election including what and how policy issues will be targeted by the major parties. He also provides analysis of the likely outcome of the election, including for key independents and minor parties.
 
The outlook for clecticity prices in 2020
Professor Paul Simshauser, Chief Economist, AGL Energy and Tim Nelson, Head of Economics, Policy and Sustainability, AGL Energy
Paul Simshauser and Tim Nelson provide an analysis of electricity pricing outlining the history of the Australian electricity market and why electricity prices have increased sharply since 2008. They also provide price forecasts to 2020 and recommendations for policy reform.
 
The future of work review
Dr Ziggy Switkowski, Chancellor, RMIT, Chairman, Suncorp, CEDA Board of Governors.
Dr Switkowski addresses critical factors influencing the future of work including rapid changes in technology, the redefinition of the company, the future of education and the rise of women in the workforce.
  • Economic overview
    ANZ, Chief Economist, Warren Hogan and his research team provide forecasts of what is likely to happen in the US, Europe, China and other Asian economies in 2013 and the impact on Australia and also provide analysis of what is likely to occur in the Australian economy in 2013.
  • Political overview
    University of Western Australia Winthrop Professor and Contributing Editor, The Australian, Professor Peter van Onselenprovides a political analysis of factors influencing this year's federal election including what and how policy issues will be targeted by the major parties. He also provides analysis of the likely outcome of the election, including for key independents and minor parties.
  • The outlook for electicity prices in 2020
    Professor Paul Simshauser, Chief Economist, AGL Energy and Tim Nelson, Head of Economics, Policy and Sustainability, AGL Energyprovide an analysis of electricity pricing outlining the history of the Australian electricity market and why electricity prices have increased sharply since 2008. They also provide price forecasts to 2020 and recommendations for policy reform.
  • The future of work review byDr Ziggy Switkowski, Chancellor, RMIT, Chairman, Suncorp, CEDA Board of Governorsaddresseses the critical factors influencing the future of work including rapid changes in technology, the redefinition of the company, the future of education and the rise of women in the workforce.

Economic and Political Overview 2012

  CEDA’s EPO 2012 examines the challenges faced by our multi-speed economy; the likely impact of key policies including the carbon tax, mining tax, poker machine reforms; Australia's productivity performance over the past decade and how to improve productivity. The publication launched with a series of events across Australia. These events examined the important issues of productivity and federal/state financial relations, and provided economic and political outlooks for 2012. Access summary, articles and videos from the 2012 EPO.

Click here to download pdf copy of the 2012 EPO.

See our archive of EPOs from previous years.

  • Economic Overview
    NAB Chief Economist Alan Oster and NAB economist Ali Knight examine the year ahead, including the challenges faced by our multi-speed economy and the European debt crisis and  its likely impact on Australia.
  • Political Overview
    University of Western Australia Winthrop Professor and Contributing Editor, The Australian, Professor Peter van Onselen, examine the potential for leadership challenges and the likely impact of key policies including the carbon tax, mining tax, poker machine reforms, the national broadband network and industrial relations.
  • Productivity review
    Bank of America Merrill Lynch Australia Chief Economist Saul Eslake examine Australia's productivity performance over the past decade, the reasoning behind the slowdown in growth and how to reverse the decline.
  • Federal/state financial relations review
    CPA Australia Senior Policy Adviser/Senior Tax Counsel Garry Addison examine options for tax reform to achieve greater productivity growth.

Economic and Political Overview 2011

  • Economic overview
    Alan Oster and Ben Westmore from NAB analyse the gradual recovery from the global financial crisis, but warn the Federal Government's emphasis must now be on managing the upswing in the Australian economy.
  • Political overview
    Professor Ken Wiltshire provides a comprehensive review of a turbulent year in Australian politics, from the fall of Kevin Rudd to the election of the minority Labor Government now in Canberra - a Government facing crucial policy decisions, from taxation and climate change to population growth and water management.
  • A population policy for Australia
    Professor Jonathan Pincus joins the robust debate on Australia's population by arguing economic immigration greatly benefits optional immigrants, though some sections of the existing population can be disadvantaged. This can be managed through careful urban planning and good social, environmental and economic policies.
  • Regionalism in economic policy
    Dr Michael Porter, CEDA's Director of Research and Policy, says Australia needs to create an agency of government that looks at regional issues.

Economic and Political Overview 2010

Economic and Political Overview 2009

Economic and Political Overview 2008

Economic and Political Overview 2007

Economic and Political Overview 2006

Economic and Political Overview 2005

  • Economic overview
    Dr Chris Caton, chief economist, BT Financial Group
  • Political overview
    Professor Kenneth Wiltshire AO, JD Story Professor of Public Administration, University of Queensland
  • Industrial relations
    Professor Gerry Griffins, Pro Vice Chancellor and Vice President, Division of Business and Enterprise, University of South Australia

Economic and Political Overview 2004

  • Economic overview
    Dr Chris Caton, Chief Economist, BT Financial Group
  • Political overview
    Professor Ken Wiltshire AO, JD Story Professor of Public Administration, University of Queensland
  • National security
    Peter Jennings, Director of Programs, Australian Strategic Policy Institute

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