Committee for Economic Development of Australia


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Research report

18 Jun 2014

This report examines the economic impact of climate change for Australia, explores the responses of other nations and considers what policies will be most effective for Australia to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change.

Executive summary

The politics of...

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...

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Briefing paper

11 Aug 2016

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement is a free trade agreement (FTA) seeking to establish new trade and investment opportunities for 12 countries on the Pacific Rim: Australia, the US, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Peru.

For Australia, the TPP...


14 Jun 2016

Australia’s record long stretch of uninterrupted economic growth has not been by chance but by design. To continue experiencing economic growth, and opportunities for all Australians, requires the nation to become more innovative, more competitive, and to better equip and engage its workers. This growth...

Research report

8 Jun 2016

The Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA)’s State of the Regions series (the ‘series’) provided a platform for robust discussion on economic diversification and growth opportunities within Western Australia’s regional economies.

Delivered over a two-year period, concluding in March 2016, the series involved...

Research report

21 Mar 2016

This unique CEDA report is a product of a decision by CEDA’s Board last year that persistent Federal Budget deficits, with no genuine end in sight, were a significant and urgent issue that must be addressed to ensure Australia maintains its economic stability and strength....

Research report

9 Nov 2015

In this policy perspective, CEDA examines:

Australia’s role in the Asia-Pacific region and the broader world; The benefits of well-structured bilateral trade agreements and how to realise them; How Australia can encourage the free movement of ideas and people; and How technology can shorten...

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