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Many firms failing to catch the leader

Great article from Brian Fallow at the NZ Herald reporting on research by Motu's Trinh Le and the Productivity Commission with Richard Harris from Durham University"It is fundamental to our success as a species that...

How do firms learn and become more effective?

Being able to learn is a large part of becoming more innovative, especially for businesses. Up until now however, it’s been hard to understand how firms learn and the impact that has on their productivity.Now...

Weather extremes: Is it the new normal?

Scientists are pushing for a better understanding of what climate change will entail for New Zealand and the measures to adapt. RNZ Science and Innovation reporter Charlie Dreaver explains in an audio story.From record-breaking heat...

Coastal properties may lose insurance

There may come a day when your coastal property is refused insurance because of the high-risk of storm damage and erosion due to rising sea-levels. Belinda Storey is a climate economist who works with Motu...

The risks of living near the ocean

Would you buy a house that might flood in the future, and how much would you pay for it? Eloise Gibson of Newsroom talks to the researchers working out the effect of sea level rise...

What drives the gender pay gap?

The earnings differential between men and women is a recurring topic in academic research and policy debates. While the gender pay gap is sometimes interpreted as a blatant sign of discrimination that calls for stricter...

How climate change could send your insurance costs soaring

Climate change is not only set to transform our environment, it's also likely to cause insurance costs to skyrocket. This in-depth article from Stuff talks to a variety of learned folk and looks at some...

A Motu Top 10 on festive giving ideas; gender, nature and nurture; lost Einsteins; how Nazis are made; paywalls; potatoes and productivity, Mugabe's lottery win & climate change in the USian mind

Today's Top 10 at interest.co.nz is a guest post from Kate Preston, Shakked Noy, Nathan Chappell and Sally Owen from Motu Economic and Public Policy Research. It looks at festive giving ideas; gender, nature and nurture;...

Motu Annual Report 2017

The 2016-17 Annual Report for Motu Economic and Public Policy Research is now available. The Motu Annual Report tells the story of Motu throughout the year, giving both financial information and an outline of the organisation's...

New videos explain emissions trading and how it helps NZ reduce climate change

New Zealand’s 2017 election renewed debate about how emissions trading can support New Zealand’s transition to a successful low-emission economy.To help explain how the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) works, Motu Economic and...