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 category
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
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
Motu is researching why firms, industries and regions are productive and how technological innovation works.
The jobs that we do are not those of yesterday. Each spring, new plants grow. We measure the rate of occupational change in New Zealand between 1976 and 2018. We use measures of occupational drift...Population and labour employment New Zealand
Despite union rules, doctors’ gender pay gap still stark. No clear reason. We use individual-level data from the 2013 New Zealand Census combined with administrative income data from the tax system to estimate the gender...Population and labour wages employment gender New Zealand
Filling info gaps on early childhood sector. Insights with limits. This research note summarises results of exploratory research into the ability of Statistics New Zealand’s IDI to support analysis of the early childhood education (ECE)...Population and labour education New Zealand wages employment
Internet access: A good thing that fades like snow and some groups miss out. We examine:
which groups have a lower likelihood of being digitally included in New Zealand, and
how digital inclusion relates to wellbeing.
Extremes will worsen. Recent history shows usdamage can be fixed.Climate change is predicted to make extreme weather events worse and more frequent in many places around the world. In New Zealand, the Earthquake Commission (EQC)...Environment New Zealand climate adaptation housing and property
Saving the construction industry - article in Newsroom.
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