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Spending on ‘intangibles’ fosters firm growth but doesn’t boost productivity

New Zealand scores notoriously low on productivity measures and there is a big push to discover why. The most recent research into productivity from Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust looks at the possible...

Seminar: Energy Transition and the Exit of Coal

Auckland Public Policy Seminar, Monday 10 October, 12.30-2pmRobb Lecture Theatre, University of Auckland (Grafton Campus), 85 Park Rd.Frank Jotzo and Andy Philpott will discuss how the transition away from coal in Australia’s electricity system could...

Apartments slowly entering first-home buyer psyche: myvalocity

An article from stuff.co.nz, quoting Arthur Grimes.First-home buyers are buying more apartments and flats, but the Kiwi dream of a standalone house is still strong.New data shows that nearly a quarter of all sales to...

Consumption 'better measure' of Kiwis' wellbeing - study

An article from the TVNZ website about Motu's recent working paper.Consumption rather than income is a more accurate predictor of how satisfied people are, according to a study that looked at New Zealand data.Co-author Dr...

Using Consumption to Measure Wellbeing

Many Governments and economists are looking for better measures to assess how different populations are faring. Wellbeing is often proposed as a complementary measure to GDP, but there is much bickering about how to measure...

Deep South Challenge Welcomes Suzi Kerr as New Science Lead

The Deep South’s Impacts and Implications Programme is gearing up with a recent researcher workshop and the recruitment of a new science lead – Dr Suzi Kerr.As one of New Zealand’s foremost climate economists and...

Motu Research Update #26

Motu Research Update #26 features articles on:construction productivity;
labour market dynamics following a regional disaster;
charting a course to NZ's low-emission future; 
are NZ and Australia a single housing market?
and more.
Check it out here.

Motu researchers on the average man, the economics of the Olympics, real estate music videos, the productivity puzzle, World Bank poacher turned gamekeeper & more

Every Friday, interest.co.nz put out a Top Ten of interesting links from around the web, to give people some fascinating, hopefully illuminating long reads over the weekend.
Here's Kate Preston, Nathan Chappell and Wilbur Townsend with their...

Drivers of urban change: Wellington Region - Arthur Grimes

How can our cities provide a desirable, prosperous, socially inclusive, healthy and environmentally sustainable way of life? This presentation brings together the views of key decision-makers and cutting-edge research, exploring the issues of compact vs....

Urban limit helps make region liveable place

Prof Tim Hazeldine from the University of Auckland Business School discusses the Auckland metropolitan urban limit, in particular...
"Why the fuss all of a sudden? Actually, the source of discontent can be traced to a 2009...