Research Analyst 2006-2007
Melanie graduated in 2005 from the University of Auckland with a BCom (Hons) in Economics and a PGDipArts in Development Studies. Prior to this, she completed her undergraduate economics degree at Otago University with a year on exchange in Budapest, Hungary. Her interests include development economics, labour economics, pubic policy and welfare/inequality issues.
Melanie worked at Motu from 2006-August 2007 as a Research Analyst. While working at Motu, she was involved primarily in the FRST funded ‘Adjustment and Inequality’ programme. She was also involved in our projects on regional labour market adjustment and the economic impacts of immigration in New Zealand.
While at Motu, Melanie took the opportunity to study mathematics and statistics part-time at Victoria University of Wellington.
Melanie is now studying for a PhD in Economics at Yale University.
- Grimes, Arthur; David C. Maré and Melanie Morten. 2006. "Defining Areas: Linking Geographic Data in New Zealand," Motu Working Paper 06-07.
Maré, David C.; Steven Stillman and Melanie Morten. 2007. "Settlement Patterns and the Geographic Mobility of Recent Migrants to New Zealand," Motu Working Paper 07-11.
Grimes, Arthur; David C Maré and Melanie Morten. 2007. "Adjustment in Local Labour and Housing Markets," Motu Working Paper 07-10.
Maré, David C.; Melanie Morten, and Steven Stillman. 2007. "Settlement Patterns and the Geographic Mobility of Recent Migrants to New Zealand," New Zealand Economic Papers, 41:2, pp. 163-196.
Grimes, Arthur, David C. Maré and Melanie Morten. 2009. "Defining areas and linking geographical data: an example from New Zealand," Population, Space and Place, 16:2, pp. 165–170.
Maré, David C., Arthur Grimes and Melanie Morten. 2009. "Adjustment in Local Labour and Housing Markets," Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 15:2, pp. 229–248.