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 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
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.
Is gig work growing? What do we know about it? More data will help. The increase in internet-based services has raised policy interest in gig work, which is work done outside formal employer-employee...Population and labour climate adaptation New Zealand
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
You travel to work and meet people unlike you. Pākehā gain most. Does commuting increase workers' exposure to difference and diversity? The uneven spatial distribution of different population subgroups within cities is well...Population and labour Auckland transport New Zealand migration
In diverse cities wages and rents are higher. Firms gain, folks less so.This paper revisits whether cultural diversity is a source of local production and/or consumption amenities. We adapt the analytical framework of Roback...Population and labour New Zealand agglomeration Auckland wages well-being
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