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
Motu’s environmental and agricultural 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 agriculture 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
A new report released by the Deep South Challenge this month recommends increasing the availability of plain-language resources about climate change in both English and te reo Māori, framing scientific information for application to practical...Environment and agriculture New Zealand policy evaluation climate adaptation
Few new trees planted Low price limited effect Can reform fix this?New Zealand is the first, and still the only, country to include forest landowners as full and, in some cases, mandatory participants...Environment and agriculture New Zealand emissions trading forestry policy evaluation
This chapter focusses on the question of how formal institutions, like those governing the level of freedom, the regulatory state, political parties and the generosity of the welfare state, affect self-reported well-being. The evidence suggests,...Wellbeing and macroeconomics well-being unemployment
Beams of light and warmth Make a house desirable, and we value them. Sunlight influences people’s real estate decisions, but city intensification may reduce sunlight exposure for neighbouring properties, causing a negative...Urban and regional housing and property New Zealand
Job loss hurts workers low employment and earnings even with support. This paper analyses the longer term impacts of involuntary job loss of workers subsequent employment, earnings, and income support in New...Population and labour labour market employment wages New Zealand
We still await the outcome of phase two of the Government's review of the ETS. The more it resembles the Motu proposal, the better. Brian Fallow in the NZ Herald.
Motu helped create Te Pūnaha Matatini, a Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) focused on the characterisation and analysis of complex systems and networks. Find out more