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Motu’s senior staff run courses and teach in New Zealand universities to disseminate the results of our work and knowledge, and build New Zealand capacity to carry out empirical and theoretical research on New Zealand public policy.
Environmental trading game
Motu’s environmental trading game is freely available for download. Participants act as farmers in a nutrient (or emissions) trading system, though the game can be adapted for any other environmental problem. It is suitable for use with any group interested in better understanding these issues, both in an educational or professional setting (and comes with non-technical instructions).
- Arthur Grimes has joined the University of Waikato’s Management School as an Adjunct Professor of Economics. At Waikato, he is responsible for PhD student supervision and he contributes to joint research programmes. In addition, he teaches graduate Money and Banking and supervises a further two PhD students in economics at Victoria University of Wellington.
- John Gibson is a professor at the University of Waikato’s Management School. He teaches economics at all levels.
- Andrew Coleman teaches graduate level international economics at Victoria University of Wellington.
- Suzi Kerr has recently returned from a teaching and research sabbatical at Stanford University, California.
- David Maré and Steven Stillman are both adjunct professors at the University of Waikato, where they supervise graduate students. Steve teaches graduate labour economics at Victoria University of Wellington.
Courses at Motu
Causal Analysis Course
In September 2010, Motu senior fellows Steve Stillman and Dave Maré taught a course in causal analysis over three days.
The course provided participants with an understanding of a range of methods used by economists to address causal questions. It was intended primarily for practitioners who design and conduct empirical analyses for research and evaluation projects.