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All children should be able to expect a future where they have the opportunity to thrive. Climate change is one of the greatest threats to that future. Acting on it effectively and fast is…
Lynn Riggs |
Efforts to reduce emissions to counter climate change are expected to have both costs and benefits, and these effects are likely to be unevenly distributed…
Izi Sin is the recipient of the inaugural NZIER Early Career Economics Leader Award for 2021. The $10,000 award recognises…
Are you interested in improving the outcomes of tenants living in public housing?
A new study from Motu Research highlights employers and the Government could do more to support working mothers.
August 12, 2021
It is critical that we understand the contribution of climate change to water insecurity and yet there are still many challenges to measuring these impacts. How can we plan for freshwater resilience in New Zealand and safeguard our most precious resource?
June 30, 2021
New Zealand has a unique opportunity (post covid) to examine our approach to immigration settings. In this seminar, presented by David Card, we open the immigration conversation by exploring immigration effects and outcomes more broadly.
June 3, 2021
New Zealand has seen dramatic changes in minimum wage policies since 2000 with the adult Statutory Minimum Wage in New Zealand rising substantially (75% in real terms). In this seminar we discuss the motivations for minimum wages, the changes over time, and how they have affected workers outcomes.
Surprisingly, it is hard to find a clear statement of what minimum wage policies aim to achieve.
Is a minimum wage policy as effective as claimed by its supporters, or as damaging as claimed by its critics?
Efforts to reduce emissions to counter climate change are expected to have both costs and benefits, and these effects are likely to be unevenly distributed across the population. Hence, we developed the Distributional Impacts Microsimulation…
Lynn Riggs |
Shakked Noy |
Philippa Howden-Chapman |
This study investigates the relationship between indoor damp, mould, cold and household crowding and the health outcomes of young children exposed to those conditions in Aotearoa.
Catherine Leining |
This new Motu Research paper examines a range of options for reforming industrial free allocation: changing the eligibility criteria, changing the calculation methodology, substituting alternative measures, or accepting and managing emissions leakage. Further research is…
Shaan Badenhorst |
Susan Randolph |
The Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI) provides annual scores to show how well countries are meeting their human rights obligations and treating their people as well as they can. HRMI's economic and social rights measurement methodology uses Purchasing Power…
The Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI) provides annual scores to show how well countries are meeting their human rights obligations and treating their people as well as they can. This report looks at economic and social rights enjoyment in…
Efforts to reduce emissions to counter climate change are expected to have both costs and benefits. These effects are likely to be unevenly distributed across the population. We examined the potential distributional impacts on employment…
Isabelle Sin |
Steven Stillman |
This research finds that both structural reforms of the government (which led to large negative impacts on some areas in Aotearoa New Zealand) and immigration reforms (which led to large increases in skilled migration in…
Isabelle Sin |
Our research investigates how mothers’ preferences and intentions for parental leave compare with the leave they end up taking.
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