Motu’s environmental research focuses on the use and design of market-based instruments to address environmental goals, including climate change, water quality and land use change.See our work in the Environment and resources category
Population economics refers to research on individuals, families, households, and communities. Labour economics focuses on the world of work and covers people as workers as well as how firms behave in their role as employers.See our work in the Population and labour category
Motu is researching why firms, industries and regions are productive and how technological innovation works.
Urban and regional economics discusses location and how and why it makes a difference. In this section we discuss housing, the economic performance and regulation of cities, infrastructure, and regional economic differences.See our work in the Urban and regional category
Macroeconomics looks at fiscal and monetary policies and their effects, while well-being looks at outcomes such as income, exchange rates, life expectancy and sustainability.See our work in the Wellbeing and macroeconomics category
This paper examines dynamic binary response and multi-spell duration model approaches to analyzing longitudinal discrete-time binary outcomes. Prototypical dynamic binary response models specify low-order Markovian state dependence and restrict the effects of observed and unobserved...Population and labour policy evaluation simulation models
This paper measures the process of residential assimilation for three cohorts of immigrants from each of five countries of birth entering Auckland, New Zealand between 1991 and 2006. It tracks, and compares, the changes in...Population and labour migration New Zealand Auckland
Have you ever wondered what difference taking the bus rather than the car makes? How many emissions will you save by not eating red meat? Will cutting down your electricity use actually make a difference to greenhouse gases?
87% of NZers are concerned about climate change....
Households emit less gas But emissions are rising Can you reduce yours?
New Zealand households are emitting 4.6 per cent less greenhouse gas than they used to. This is a fall of approximately one tonne of emissions for...
Buildings declared proneTo fall in quakes, fall in price.**Conditions apply.
We test whether a major earthquake in one city (Christchurch, New Zealand) affects the prices of earthquake-prone commercial buildings in a city (Wellington) that was unaffected...
The NZ Herald analysed the median wage for a 40-hour week for men and women working in different sectors and worked out the gender pay gap using figures from Statistics New Zealand's quarterly employment survey.insights.nzherald.co.nz
Motu helped create Te Pūnaha Matatini, a new Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) focused on the characterisation and analysis of complex systems and networks. Find out more