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Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

Motu Economic and Public Policy Research is a non-profit research institute that carries out high quality, long-term, socially beneficial research programmes. We aim to promote well-informed debate on public policy issues, placing special emphasis on issues relevant to New Zealand policy. More...

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Longitudinal Household Survey

This project evaluates the case for a new longitudinal household survey in New Zealand, and sets out issues and options for its design, governance, and administration.

Shaping New Zealand’s Low-Emission Future

Motu is undertaking an extensive multi-disciplinary programme on New Zealand’s pathway to a global low-emission future. 


Motu’s housing research includes Marsden-funded work on the impacts of home ownership, and investigates housing issues in Auckland and Nelson-Tasman-Marlborough.


These organisations are patrons of the Motu Research and Education Foundation

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