Working paper

Did the great influenza of 1918-1920 trigger a reversal of the first era of globalisation?

In this paper, the author revisits the 1918-20 pandemic and ask whether it led to a reversal in the rise of trade and financial globalisation that preceded it.
Policy report

The productivity paradox: policy lessons from MICROPROD

The objective of MICROPROD, an EU-wide research project that runs until the end of 2021, is to understand what is driving the current productivity slowdown and what the potential consequences are for Europe's economic model and its citizens’ welfare. This report summarises the main, policy-relevant...

Global order in the shadow of the coronavirus: China, Russia, and the West

This paper argues that the evolution of global governance will bring greater input from middle-level powers (such as Australia) and smaller states. It will involve non-state actors to an unprecedented degree. Business, civil society organisations, and private individuals will be crucial to our collective capacity...

Globalisation and labour productivity in the OECD: what are the implications for post-pandemic recovery and resilience?

The findings of the report can be used to measure the cost to labour productivity and living standards from the COVID-19 de-globalisation shock, as well as the costs and benefits of post-pandemic policy responses aimed at either decreasing or increasing international connectedness.

World development report 2020: trading for development in the age of global value chains

Global value chains (GVCs) powered the surge of international trade after 1990 and now account for almost half of all trade. This report examines whether there is still a path to development through GVCs and trade. It concludes that technological change is at this stage...

The battle for another world

The far right is increasingly active globally—at the level of governments, through civil society, and in the digital sphere. According to the 80 academics, researchers, and activists interviewed in this report, this threat to democracy and internationalism is urgent.

Lowy Institute poll 2019

After a year of heated domestic debate on issues such as climate change, foreign influence and technology, the 2019 Lowy Institute Poll reveals significant changes in how Australians view our most important international partners and the world around us.
Working paper

New kid on the block? China vs the US in world oil markets

China has recently overtaken the U.S to become the world largest importer of crude oil. In light of this fact, this paper formally compares contributions of demand shocks from China, the U.S and the rest of the world. It finds that China's influence on the...
Discussion paper

Globalization 4.0: shaping a new global architecture in the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (white paper)

This paper represents the World Economic Forum’s call for engagement from stakeholders across the globe and across societal and enterprise domains in order to meet the challenges of Globalization 4.0.
Blog post

How futures thinking can help us shape Globalization 4.0

The agenda for the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2019 presents an audacious challenge: developing a model for Globalization 4.0.

An open door: how globalised are the Australian and US economies?

This report puts the openness and international connectedness of the Australian economy into historical and comparative perspective. Understanding these trends is important for public perceptions of globalisation and how these perceptions inform public policy.
Policy report

Should we give up on global governance?

The pervasive gridlock affecting the traditional global governance approach calls into question the idea of broadening its scope beyond its core remit, and it calls for alternatives, either as substitutes for obsolete arrangements or to address emerging collective action problems in new, inadequately covered fields.
Working paper

The new geo-politics of higher education

On the world scale, research-intensive universities (World-Class Universities - universities producing at least 1,000 science papers in 2012-2015) now operate as a single network, one that is increasingly integrated and also operates as positive sum, with the leading research nations fostering emerging science countries through...

Australia's place in the world

CEDA has assembled some of Australia’s leading thinkers on the global economy, global security and global governance to analyse the current state of play and assess how Australia is responding.
Working paper

Mind the gap - The arm's length principle and MNE value creation

Multinational enterprises (MNEs) operating by way of wholly owned subsidiaries are responsible for an increasing percentage of global trade. This paper looks at how the existing rules based on the arm’s length principle allocate a MNE’s profit between the taxing jurisdictions in which it operates...

Chilling lessons for the world from Australia's election

Brexit has highlighted the political ground-swell against globalization, immigration and the neoliberal economic agenda. These controversies were low-profile issues in Australia's so-far inconclusive July 2 general election, but they may be a factor in the success already of a surprising number of independent candidates, especially...

Sydney's Chinatown in the Asian Century

Sydney’s Chinatown is currently in transition. Asia-led globalisation in the past few decades has intensified flows of people, commodities and financial resources across the Asia-Pacific region, and this has brought significant challenges and opportunities to Chinatown. Given the major developments at the University of Technology...

A law and development perspective on services liberalisation in the Pacific Island countries with particular reference to tourism

Pacific island governments embraced the concept of reciprocal free trade agreements in the late 1990s in response to shifts in their historical relationships with their major donors and the ascendancy of neoliberal globalisation as the dominant model of development. Since then, they have placed a...
Conference paper

The role of international education and skilled migration in creating the knowledge city: the case study of accounting professionals in Melbourne

Accountancy professionals are used as a case study in this paper to examine the causes behind the growth of knowledge workers within the city’s economy and labour market.
Conference paper

Vanity unfair - examining the impact of development authorities on the designation and development of public space: Barangaroo case study

This paper will begin to construct an argument for a more inclusive, adaptive and interdisciplinary planning process that realigns contemporary planning theory with practice.
Conference paper

One city, many networks: Brisbane's global position within multiple flows

Although ‘global city’ status is elusive for Brisbane and other medium-sized cities, this paper makes the case that such cities are in fact global in many ways and that the specific connectivities of each should be better understood with regard to internationally oriented development policy.

China Story yearbook 2014: shared destiny

Humanity as never before shares a common destiny, whether it be in terms of the resources of the planet, the global environment, economic integration, or the movement of peoples, ideas, cultures. For better or worse humankind is a Community of Shared Destiny.

Pakistan’s security outlook in the global power shift - part 1

As a middle income, developing country, and despite being overwhelmed by internal conflicts, political instability and a lack of governance, Pakistan has remained an active international actor in global politics.
Briefing paper

The ACMA’s international engagement - regulating in a globalised communications and media environment

The ACMA’s overriding purpose is to make communications and media work in the public interest, and its international engagement is central to achieving this. The role of international engagement in both protecting and promoting Australia’s communications and media interests is reflected in the legislation the...