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
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.
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
To meet our targets help horticulture to grow, let forests respond. The main project objective is to predict the likely extent and nature of land-use change as part of a cost-effective response to land-sector mitigation...Environment and agriculture land use climate mitigation New Zealand agriculture forestry
Climate change driven drought will affect New Zealand. Focus on people. Future drought may very well be the climate change impact with the most significant effect on our economy (see Westpac, 2018). A recent report by...Environment and agriculture climate adaptation New Zealand
NZ models need collaboration, data, and development.As New Zealand charts its course toward a low-emissions economy, the quality of energy-sector and multi-sector modelling is becoming increasingly important. This paper outlines why models are useful for...Environment and agriculture New Zealand energy simulation models
People like to be dry and sunny, by the sea, but firms like cities. We analyse which factors attract people and firms (and hence jobs) to different settlements across New Zealand. Using theoretically consistent measures...Urban and regional New Zealand migration infrastructure agglomeration employment housing and property labour market
Entrepreneurship creates jobs, but few firms grow. Who survives and thrives? Owner-operated firms are an important part of the New Zealand economy. They employ approximately 30% of the private-for-profit workforce, as well as providing jobs...Population and labour employment labour market New Zealand
Motu still has two Motu Quantitative Economics Āheitanga Scholarships of $1,000 available for students of Māori descent who intend to study economics and plan to enroll in a second year econometrics course, or equivalent quantitative economics course at either the University of Auckland or Massey University. More...
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