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Earthquake-Prone Commercial Building Coverage

Coverage of Before a Fall - Motu's paper on the impact of regulation and building codes on earthquake-prone commercial buildings was considerable.  The following media outlets covered the story: Science Media Centre RNZ News RNZ Checkpoint (audio) 3 News interest.co.nz NewstalkZB Foreign Affairs stuff.co.nz  nzcity.co.nz  Yahoo Evening…

Sticker discount for earthquake-prone commercial buildings

Summary Haiku Buildings declared prone To fall in quakes, fall in price.* *Conditions apply. Media Release Since devastating earthquakes struck Canterbury nearly five years ago, public interest in seismic safety has sharply increased. The economic impact of the rebuild is…

Corey Allan wins Heading West Award

Corey Allan has been given the Heading West Award. This award gives Corey free travel and accommodation for the 2016 AARES Annual Conference in Canberra. Corey will present on land use in New Zealand, building on…

Amazing new research projects

Jamie Morton from the NZ Herald reports on the 2015 Marsden Funding grants, including a look at Isabelle Sin's research into the brain drain.

Marsden Funding for skilled migration research

New Zealand has the highest skilled emigration rate in the OECD at 24.2 percent, yet our understanding of the forces driving our skilled graduates overseas is limited. Isabelle Sin, a researcher at Motu Economic and Public…

Research shows average skill of workers fell between 2001-12

RNZ National's business news for 4 November 2015 included a segment on Motu's Firm Productivity Growth and Skills paper, with a quote from Dave Maré.

Productivity and low-skill employment growth

New Zealand’s strong employment growth between 2001 and 2012 drew in a disproportionate number of lower skilled workers. This change offset the growth in skill of the New Zealand work force by 1.8%. “The overall change…

Marsden Fund under the microscope

The Independent Research Association of New Zealand (IRANZ) published an article about Adam Jaffe's research into the Marsden Fund in their November 2015 Newsletter.

Oxford University Presentation on Immigrant Intergration Podcast

Motu affiliate Jacques Poot recently presented work by Arthur Grimes, Matthew Roskruge and himself at Oxford University. The presentation is podcast here. In this presentation Poot compares immigrant and native-born social capital formation by means of…

Overhauling NZ’s Emissions Trading Scheme

The recent report from the Ministry for the Environment has lead the Green Party’s co-leader, James Shaw to call for an overhaul of NZ’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) and to include agriculture. “In NZ, 48% of…