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
Motu is researching why firms, industries and regions are productive and how technological innovation works.
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
We strongly endorse the intention, direction, and overall framework of the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill (ZCB). However, key aspects need to be improved to ensure it delivers sufficient policy ambition and certainty...Environment climate mitigation climate adaptation policy evaluation emissions pricing emissions trading New Zealand
In community modelling our future can take us to new heights. The public and private sectors face important strategic decisions about low-emissions transitional pathways. Such decisions require sound evidence, with input from experts...Environment New Zealand climate mitigation climate adaptation policy evaluation
Combine better cows and low stocking to reduce costs and emissions. For New Zealand to transition to a low-emissions economy, pastoral farmers need to reduce the biological greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that come from their...Environment agriculture New Zealand climate mitigation
Research has its ‘stars’. Stardom waxes and wanes, but stars don’t often leave. ‘Star’ researchers—those who produce the most influential research outputs—have been shown to play an important role in the overall impact of a country’s...Productivity and innovation innovation New Zealand research and development science policy
Most developing countries lack spatially disaggregated price data, despite the importance of spatial transactions costs in these settings. We experimented in Vietnam with a new way of obtaining disaggregated price data, using local expert knowledge...Population and labour international comparisons poverty
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