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Ultrafast broadband needs other investment to achieve greater productivity

The most recent research from Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust looks at whether the introduction of ultrafast broadband has had any impact on the productivity of New Zealand firms. “The simple answer to that…

Producers creating less greenhouse gas help household emissions fall

The average New Zealand household’s emissions fell 11 percent between 2006 and 2012, mostly because the production of some high-emissions goods is creating fewer greenhouse gases. If you want to  find out what your household…

Auckland more productive than other urban centres in NZ

New Zealand ranks low compared to other developed countries when it comes to productivity. The most recent research from Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust looks at whether New Zealand firms in large cities…

Addressing the agricultural emissions question

Biological emissions from agriculture (methane and nitrous oxide) make up almost half New Zealand’s total greenhouse gas emissions. There is still little agreement, however, on how to address farming emissions. Motu Economic and Public Policy Research…

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, 12.30-2pm Robb 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…

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 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…

For taxpayers, arbitraged carbon credits are not money in the bank

Largely as a result of three years of arbitrage between foreign and domestic units as New Zealand de-linked its Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) from international carbon markets, the New Zealand government was liable for 140…