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Collaboration brings opportunities for Victoria University and Motu

Victoria University has strengthened its position as a leader in public policy and economics research by signing a Collaboration Agreement with Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust. Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Commerce Professor Bob…

NZ’s Agricultural Productivity Report Card: Could Try Harder

The agricultural sector produces over 40% of total merchandise exports. Do dairy and sheep/beef farms contribute to New Zealand’s improving level of productivity? A study by researchers at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research - a…

Which emissions scenarios are best for kiwi farmers?

New Zealand farmers have more at stake than most kiwis when it comes to how agriculture is included in global climate change policy. Researchers at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research found that what is…

Keeping up with the neighbours and happiness

It’s not just individuals who get a burst of happiness from doing better than their neighbours, it’s true across countries as well. Researchers at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research found that countries that raise…

The Age of Resilience

As momentum builds towards an international climate change agreement at the UN COP 21 conference in Paris, New Zealand and French experts discuss humanity’s capacity to adapt, become resilient and address the greatest challenge posed…

Scholarships for Research on Diversity

Massey University is offering PhD and MA scholarships for research projects on diversity. The research is part of the Capturing the Diversity Dividend of Aotearoa New Zealand (CaDDANZ) project that Massey University is working on jointly…

Kiwis have some of the world’s highest material living standards

A new measure of material wellbeing shows that New Zealand households have the third highest material living standard in the world for households with a teenager. Researchers at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research found that, using…

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World’s only nitrogen trading market assessed

Lake Taupō has the world’s only nitrogen trading market where farmers operate under a cap. Environment Minister, Dr Nick Smith announced yesterday that the joint Government and council initiative to reduce nitrogen leaching into Lake Taupō…

R&D subsidies make firms nearly twice as innovative

The Government spends millions per year on direct subsidies for research and development (R&D) in New Zealand businesses. New research by Motu Economic and Public Policy Research - a not-for-profit, non-partisan research institute – found that…