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
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.
Mitigation through land-use change is slow – start now.Forest expansion is the most price responsive mitigation option (to our knowledge) –extra 58,000 ha per year needed for high mitigation scenario. But this is not a permanent...Environment and agriculture New Zealand agriculture climate mitigation land use forestry
Tax data changes. Experience tree bears fruit. Measurement improves. Accounts information that businesses supply to Inland Revenue for tax purposes provide over 96% of the observations in the productivity dataset in the Longitudinal Business Database....Productivity and innovation productivity measurement New Zealand
Transfers of money Can help reduce free riding When should we give them? We investigate the impact of side-payments to countries that have a low net benefit from participating in efficient climate cooperation in a...Environment and agriculture climate teams emissions trading
Pacific migrants: high employment, low pay rates, trapped by poor English. New Zealand has a long history of migration from the Pacific. Migrants from the Pacific, like all people moving to a new...Population and labour migration New Zealand housing and property health labour market wages
Local job networks promote growth in big cities, but not in small towns. We derive a measure of the relatedness between economic activities based on weighted correlations of local employment shares, and use this measure...Urban and regional New Zealand agglomeration labour market innovation employment infrastructure
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