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Budget Hot Takes from Motu Researchers

Several of Motu's researchers commented on elements of the first Labour/Green/NZ First budget:In The Spinoff - Catherine Leining opines on why this must be the last budget where climate change isn’t a top priority
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Motu research analysts top ten weekend reads

Motu research analysts on ending inequality in one ‘easy’ step, passing exams without studying, mansion taxes, volcanic smog, drug prices, whether carbon taxes kill jobs, the economic guide to picking a uni course, two obligatory...

Motu News - May 2018

From the Interim Director of Motu ResearchWelcome to Motu News May 2018! Motu Research is known for quality research on wide-ranging public policy issues amenable to economic analysis. In this issue we report on research...

Just doing tomorrow: Suzi Kerr

The NZ climate change podcast imaginemyrelief interviewed Suzi Kerr recently and together they tried imagining a future where emissions are finally under control. Check it out.Below is a list of the major topics at different time...

How many children should we have for the country?

New Zealand's population is growing quickly but some economists and environmentalists say population growth comes at a cost. Dr Suzi Kerr from Motu and Professor Paul Spoonley from Massey University discuss the economic and environmental...

Ultrafast Broadband Rollout Increases Access in Deprived Urban Areas

The New Zealand Government has spent over $1 billion since 2008 developing an ‘ultra-fast broadband’ (UFB) network. A new study from Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust looks at the access that New Zealanders...

NZ economist creates world first human rights tracker

Anne-Marie Brook talks about the Human Rights Measurement Initiative on RNZ's Nine to Noon with Kathryn Ryan.Ms Brook said the tool was developed to cover serious gaps in the way human rights performance of countries...

Motu’s role in Productivity Commission low-emission economy report

Today’s release of the Productivity Commission’s draft report on New Zealand’s possible approaches towards reaching a low-emission economy was supported by work from researchers at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research.“Our transition must be built...

Call for climate action growing, but many still unfazed

More Kiwis want action on climate change than at any time in the past decade - but large numbers still don't see a need to deal with it now, or even at all. Horizon Research's latest...

Coping in the face of climate change: Research announced to better support our communities

A new report released by the the Deep South National Science Challenge, Communities and climate change: Vulnerability to rising seas and more frequent flooding, highlights key gaps in our collective understanding about how climate change...