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Izi Sin receives NZIER Early Career Economics Leader Award

Izi Sin is the recipient of the inaugural NZIER Early Career Economics Leader Award for 2021. The $10,000 award recognises Izi’s work on the gender pay gap in medicine and her work on intended vs…

PhD funding available for improving outcomes of tenants living in public housing

Are you interested in improving the outcomes of tenants living in public housing?   There is funding available for three enthusiastic, capable PhD students to build on excellent research being led by the NZ Centre of…

Research shows employers and the Government could do more to support working mothers

A new study from Motu Research highlights employers and the Government could do more to support working mothers.   The study compared mothers’ intentions and preferences for parental leave with the leave they actually took after the…

Motu Research study investigates impact of government heating programme on household wellbeing

EECA (the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority) has commissioned Motu Research to investigate the impact of heat pumps in homes with heat pumps installed under the EECA Warmer Kiwi Homes programme.  Warmer Kiwi Homes is an EECA…

Research shows NZ minimum wage policies not as effective (or damaging) as some claim

Research shows NZ minimum wage policies not as effective (or damaging) as some claim   Motu Research has just released research that reviews the changes and impacts of the Statutory Minimum Wage in Aotearoa New Zealand over…

New proposal to boost voluntary climate action in Aotearoa New Zealand

Researchers at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research have released a policy proposal for boosting voluntary climate action by New Zealand organisations. The work was commissioned by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA).   Catherine Leining,…

Many challenges hinder Māori to realise their aspirations for native forestry on their land.

High costs and restrictive governance are just some of the roadblocks that stop Māori landowners from establishing native forestry on their land, A new research paper by Motu Economic and Public Policy Research explores the decision-making…

How could economic policy incentivise better freshwater outcomes?

Issues around the health of our rivers and lakes are front of mind for many New Zealanders at this time. As pressures on water resources increase in New Zealand, so does the need for alternative…

What is the nature of subjective wellbeing inequality?

A common wellbeing approach that is used in public policy places emphasis on how people subjectively value their own life situations. Typically, these subjective wellbeing (SWB) judgements are measured using people’s responses on a 10…

Is the Reserve Bank of New Zealand fulfilling its statutory objectives?

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand Monetary Policy Amendment Act (2018) gives it a (new) aim of promoting “the prosperity and well-being of New Zealanders …” via the implementation of monetary policy directed at “achieving…