Committee for Economic Development of Australia


Research report

22 May 2014

The IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook compares and ranks 60 countries on business competitiveness criteria and is the world's most renowned and comprehensive annual report on the competitiveness of nations.

The rankings are part of Switzerland based IMD's 2014 World Competitiveness Yearbook, compiled from statistical...

Research report

30 Apr 2014

Executive summary

Rumours of the death of manufacturing in Australia are greatly exaggerated. However, today’s successful manufacturers are enjoying a life very different to what has been known in the past. Rather than the mass production and assembly of final products (traditional manufacturing...

Research report

6 Nov 2013

The recommendations form the basis of a National Productivity Policy (NPP) to drive a sustained improvement to Australia’s productivity so that the nation can realise ongoing economic growth.

Reform agenda for an open economy

To remain competitive and economically strong, Australia will...

Research report

16 Aug 2013

Australia’s two-decade economic expansion has not been simply a function of chance or benefiting from the nation’s rich natural endowments. This historic growth period has occurred despite the Asian Financial Crisis; the Russian and Long Term Capital Management (LTCM) crises; the 2001 bursting of the...

Research report

13 Jun 2013

CEDA's 2013 Women in Leadership research explores business, economic and cultural aspects of Women in Leadership, including:

Barriers to equality of opportunity in the workforce; Unconscious bias and the consequences to women in the workforce; Implications of the current tax and transfer...

Research report

22 Apr 2013

Healthcare: Reform or ration considers:

The contribution of the biotechnology sector to the Australian economy, export challenges and opportunities and policies that would support sector innovation and advance Australia's comparative advantage; How education in STEM skills underpins an innovative economy and policies that...

Research report

28 Mar 2013

Regional Victoria accounts for around a quarter of the State's population and economic output. In March 2013 Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan released the Reinventing the Regions report which documents the findings from a series of events held in...

Discussion paper

18 Mar 2013


Since the mid-1980s, Australian tax reforms have been aimed mainly at increasing tax neutrality through base broadening and rate reductions. In addition, improved operational efficiency and system integrity were sought through improve ments in tax legislation, administration and compliance.

Reform did...

Discussion paper

18 Mar 2013

General observations

The case for reform of the taxation and social security systems, together with reform blueprints, were provided in the Henry Review released in May 2010. To the Henry Review reform proposals should be added a more comprehensive and higher rate GST,...

Research report

14 Nov 2012

Executive summary

A reliable and affordable supply of energy is a fundamental component to a vibrant economy. As a major source of commodities, including significant known reserves of low carbon emission energy sources, Australia is well positioned to supply the world’s future energy...

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