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University cities experience higher population and employment growth

Local areas with universities experience faster population and employment growth.
A study from Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust looked at differences between New Zealand Territorial Local Authorities with a university or polytechnic. The research...

Motu and Poutama's role in Māori Enterprise Research

About three years ago, Poutama entered into a partnership with Motu, one of the country’s leading independent economic and public policy think tanks. The idea behind the union was to bring to bear Motu’s intellectual...

How to Fix a Broken Auckland

Arthur Grimes wrote an opinion piece for The Spinoff, detailing his fixes for the Auckland housing crisis. You can find it here.
Coverage of Arthur's comments (originally made in a panel on the future of Auckland...

Motu rises in climate think tank rankings

Motu is now the 14th most influential climate change think tank in the world, according to the International Center for Climate Governance.
This fourth edition of ICCG’s Climate Think Tank Ranking assessed 240 non-University affiliated think tanks...

Generation Zero willing to forfeit quarter-acre dream

This is a run down of the panel discussing The Future of Auckland Housing that included Arthur Grimes.
Former Reserve Bank chairman Arthur Grimes said that before 2007, Americans also believed home ownership equalled success, but...

90 day trial periods have little to no effect

The introduction of 90-day trial periods in 2009 was controversial, with the government promoting the initiative as likely to increase hiring, particularly of disadvantaged job-seekers, and unions concerned that workers would be at risk of...

Coverage of 90 Day Trial Research

The following media outlets covered Isabelle Sin and Nathan Chappell's research on the impact of 90 day trials on employment:
TVNZ, ONE News - 'We're comfortable the law is working' – Key dismisses report on 90 day...

Fishing For Bright Spots in a World of Sick Reefs

Climate Central has an article quoting Suzi Kerr about international fish stocks: Fishing For Bright Spots in a World of Sick Reefs.
“The literature on common property resources would suggest that communities that are dependent on fisheries...

Motu research analysts look at food stamps, technology and productivity, Brexit and migration, taxing the poor, Presidential campaign myths, and more...

Every Friday, interest.co.nz run a Top 10 at 10 linking to ten articles of interest. Today's Top 10 is a guest post from Motu research analysts Kate Preston, Nathan Chappell and Corey Allan.
Find out what they've...

Motu selected as finalist in AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards

Motu Economic and Public Policy Research has been selected as a finalist in the 2016 AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards.

Recognised for excellence in the not for profit category, Motu will join finalists...