Shakked Noy wins the Motu Doctoral Scholarship 2022

Jun 29, 2022

A big congratulations to Shakked Noy, who has been awarded the 2022 Motu Doctoral Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to Motu Research Analysts who leave Motu to do a highly rated PhD course. The scholarship objectives are to recognise the recipient’s outstanding contribution while employed at Motu – and encourage the recipient to gain the qualifications needed to become an independent researcher. This is one way Motu helps build Aotearoa New Zealand’s research capacity.


At Motu, Shakked worked on a range of research projects across different topics. He worked with Isabelle Sin to research the impact of social network strength on labour market outcomes, using the case study of Māori who live in their traditional rohe. He also contributed to research on mothers’ leave decisions, job displacement, housing and health and rural jobs, working with our senior fellows.


Shakked left Aotearoa mid-2021, flying to the USA to do pre doctorate work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), working on labour economics with a focus on worker representation institutions.  

At the beginning of 2022, Shakked was accepted into the MIT PhD programme.


We wish Shakked well with his studies and thank him for his huge contribution to Motu.