Current research focus

In 2022, CEDA is focused on tackling five critical questions.

  • How can Australia develop and grow a more dynamic economy?
  • How can we build vibrant Australian communities?
  • How can Australia develop leading workforces and workplaces?
  • How can Australia leverage the benefits of technology?
  • How can Australia achieve climate resilience and regain our energy advantage?

CEDA's independence and diverse membership makes us unique in the Australian policy landscape, and enables us to bring together and harness the insights and ideas of a broad cross-section of our society and economy.

2022 research agenda

Briefings from the CEDA research team

Economic trends and recovery

Our team of economists are ready to brief your organisation on the short-term economic outlook and the long-term trends that will drive business in the years ahead, and distil its significance for your industry.

Our economic briefings bring you the latest analysis, findings and insights from the CEDA research team, as the country moves out of the recession and through recovery.

Delivered virtually or in person, CEDA’s program of economic briefings are exclusive to members. In addition to analysis on the broader economic outlook, 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. 

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Foundational research document: Connecting people with progress

In November 2018, CEDA released Connecting people with progress: securing future economic development which explores how we can realise better social and economic outcomes for Australians in the decades to come. This document underpins CEDA’s current research focus on securing future progress that is tangible and relatable to the Australian community.

This report detailed critical policy priorities for economic development and also detailed where progress has been delivered and has fallen short. 

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CEDA research: analysis, insights and recommendations

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Opinion articles: read insights from leading Australian experts

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We want to hear the perspective and insights of our members. 

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

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