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
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
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
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
Centre of Auckland had higher housing support some gains for tenants. A major concern with demand side housing subsidies to low-income tenants is the extent to which they may be captured by landlords in the...Population and labour housing and property rental market unemployment New Zealand
We estimate the impact of ultra-fast broadband on schools’ academic performance. We do so through a difference-in-difference study of a new government-promoted fibre broadband network designed to deliver ultra-fast broadband to schools and hospitals. We...Urban and regional New Zealand technology diffusion technological change infrastructure
The road to a net-zero future is paved with challenging questions for which there are no definitive answers – just choices to be made under uncertainty and consequences to be faced under risk. In order...Environment and agriculture
Being a mother means decreased hours and wages. No such change for dads. This paper is an initial exploration of what we can learn regarding the drivers of the gender pay gap in New...Population and labour labour market New Zealand
All have human rights. But to reach their fulfilment We need measurement.This paper details a new methodology developed to measure civil and political rights violations in a pilot sample of 13 diverse countries. In doing...Human rights human rights international comparisons
Farmers on zero carbon: let's do this - story in Stuff.
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