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Falling for someone educated like you can increase inequality

The phenomenon whereby the highly-educated have partners who are also highly-educated has gained attention in popular media and academic research as a driver of inequality.Lead author Omoniyi Alimi of Waikato University, together with Motu’s Senior...

Reaction to IPCC Climate Report from Suzi Kerr and Catherine Leining

Motu researchers, Senior Fellow Suzi Kerr and Policy Fellow, Catherine Leining react to the IPCC's Special Report - on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission...

Niven Winchester co-author on MIT's 2018 Food, Water, Energy and Climate Outlook

Charting the Earth’s future for the 21st centuryMIT report highlights challenges and opportunities for conserving natural resources and stabilizing the climateCAMBRIDGE, MA—In 2015 the Paris Agreement specified the need for its nearly 200 signatory nations...

Short musical tribute to the first decade of the NZ ETS

On 25 September 2018, the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) marked its first decade since entry into law. A new video “The NZ ETS: Beyond the Barricade” has been released in honour of...

Curious Minds: Isabelle Sin

Curious Minds is featuring Motu's Isabelle Sin as their woman in STEM this week. "Find something you love and work to become awesome at it. You don’t want to be stuck in a job that bores you...

Motu researchers on predicting obesity rates from space, reinventing cities, genes associated with education, and the Ig Nobel Prizes

The top ten recommended reads at interest.co.nz from Ben Davies, Sophie Hale, Dominic White, and Kate Preston.

Why NZ’s emissions trading scheme should have an auction reserve price

Catherine Leining and Suzi Kerr discuss how a price floor works and why the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme needs one in The Conversation."If we want to make a smart transition to a low-emission economy, we...

Motu Researcher off to top US University

Edmund Lou, a Research Analyst at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, has been granted a full scholarship for a PhD programme at Northwestern University, and is heading off to Evanston, Illinois.Northwestern is ranked 7th...

Understanding and Improving the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme

Catherine Leining writes about New Zealand's Emissions Trading Scheme at Sciblogs. Sciblogs brings together the best science bloggers in the country on one website, creating a hub for scientific analysis and discussion and facilitating reader...

Motu News - August 2018

From the Interim Director of Motu ResearchOver the past few months, by my quick count, Motu researchers have completed more than twenty external presentations, twelve externally published articles, eight Motu working papers and, in several...