Our team of economists engage with government and a wide range of stakeholders to raise the level of public policy debate and discourse around the country and identify, analyse and offer solutions that deliver better outcomes for the greater good.

A leading independent voice 

CEDA’s reputation for delivering new insights and policy solutions on crucial policy issues has been forged over decades.

We work with business leaders, independent experts, universities and other non-profits to deliver our program of work, and our independence lets us speak directly to government at a federal and state level, unhindered by vested interests.

In 2020-21, CEDA's research was downloaded or viewed more than 80,000 times, and helped CEDA record 5000 mentions across broadcast, print and digital media, almost four million social media impressions and 25 mentions in Hansard.

The quality and independence of our research program has built our standing as a leading independent voice on economic and business issues.

CEDA is currently focused on four key areas:

  • How emerging technologies can be designed, developed and used in the public interest;
  • Promoting greater understanding of the migration system and its economic impacts;
  • Leveraging the insights of our members in our business dynamism and competitiveness research;
  • Identifying practical solutions to deliver better human services for Australians.  

Current program agenda and key projects

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Tailored and industry specific economic briefings

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Our team of economists and researchers are based across Australia. They are experts on analysing the trends shaping Australia’s economic development and are ready to brief your organisation on Australia’s short-term economic outlook, long-term trends that will drive business in the years ahead, policy implications and what it means for your business and industry.

CEDA also offers more tailored briefings to members at an additional charge. Tailored economic briefings focus on specific areas of policy, industries, regions and demographic cohorts and are customised to suit your specific needs. 

Delivered virtually or in person, CEDA’s program of economic briefings are exclusive to members. 



CEDA Member Advisory Committees (MACs) draw on our broad membership base to leverage insights in their area of expertise to shape our research and policy agenda. The MACs mean members can deeply engage on topics of interest, debate policy directions and help inject new ideas into our policy work.

In 2021 CEDA is establishing MACs in the areas of migration, business competitiveness and dynamism and human services. CEDA also has a Public Interest Technology MAC, formed in 2020.

Get in touch with our research team about the role you can play in our research agenda as we deliver on our purpose: identifying policy issues that matter for Australia’s future and pursuing solutions that deliver better economic and social outcomes for the greater good.