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
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
Motu’s environmental 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 and resources category
Motu is researching why firms, industries and regions are productive and how technological innovation works.
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
Have you ever wondered what difference taking the bus rather than the car makes? How many emissions will you save by not eating red meat? Will cutting down your electricity use actually make a difference to greenhouse gases?
87% of NZers are concerned about climate change....
Households emit less gas But emissions are rising Can you reduce yours?
New Zealand households are emitting 4.6 per cent less greenhouse gas than they used to. This is a fall of approximately one tonne of emissions for...
Buildings declared proneTo fall in quakes, fall in price.**Conditions apply.
We test whether a major earthquake in one city (Christchurch, New Zealand) affects the prices of earthquake-prone commercial buildings in a city (Wellington) that was unaffected...
When the rains arrive The brackish lake grows deeper But is less salty.
Quals are increasing Job growth draws in new workers But they are less skilled.
This paper examines the relationship between firm multifactor productivity growth (mfp) and changing skill...
This paper measures the process of residential assimilation for three cohorts of immigrants from each of five countries of birth entering Auckland, New Zealand between 1991 and 2006. It tracks, and compares, the changes in...Population and labour migration New Zealand Auckland
Every year, Motu offers a one-year scholarship to a promising university student of Māori descent planning to work on an Honours, Masters or PhD thesis on an applied topic preferably in economics, or some other social science, and preferably using a quantitative methodology. The value of the scholarship is $10,000. More...
The NZ Herald's new Insights page is looking at the ethnic makeup of Auckland into the future. To look back and see where migrants have chosen to live check out our paper.insights.nzherald.co.nz
Motu helped create Te Pūnaha Matatini, a new Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) focused on the characterisation and analysis of complex systems and networks. Find out more