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
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
Motu is researching why firms, industries and regions are productive and how technological innovation works.
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
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
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From May 2014 through February 2016, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research convened a group of about 20 cross-sector stakeholders...
A pioneer scheme The foundation for much more. Lessons learned? Perhaps.
The New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) was launched in 2008 following more than a decade of policy deliberation on how emission pricing could...
We study the association between fiscal policy and subjective wellbeing using fiscal data on 35 countries and 130 country-years, combined with over 170,000 people’s subjective wellbeing scores.
While past research has found that ‘distortionary taxes’ (e.g....
Motu Economic and Public Policy Research has compiled an interactive timeline for the development and implementation of the NZ ETS from 2005 to 2015. It is intended as an information resource for:
NZ ETS participants,
This paper examines whether the major cities in Australasia make up a single housing market. If there is a single housing market across both countries, then Kiwi and Aussie house prices are primarily being driven...Urban and regional housing and property Australia New Zealand
Mr Key said yesterday the government would consider a land tax if data, due out in the next few weeks, made clear who was buying New Zealand homes.http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/political/302319/pm-is-flip-flopping-with-land-tax,-says-labour
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