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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…

R&D grants work - study

Radio NZ National interviewed Adam Jaffe about the paper on R&D subsidies and innovation.

NZ firms innovate more with R&D grants, report shows

Fiona Rotherham's article from BusinessDesk on the impact of R&D on innovation is a clear breakdown of the issues.

Sir Peter Blake Trust award for Rob Fenwick

The Sir Peter Blake Trust has awarded Motu Board of Trustees member Rob Fenwick with the Blake Medal for 2015 for his hard work in protecting the environment.

Happiness is... doing better than the neighbours

Article in the NZ Herald about Arthur Grimes and Marc Reinhardt's forthcoming research into whether increased income makes us happy. It appears that while a pay rise does, the euphoria is short-lived if work colleagues, associates,…

Wellington Gold Awards Finalists

We are very proud to announce that Motu is a finalist in the Supporting Gold category (services and infrastructure) of The Wellington Gold Awards, which honour successful Wellington-based businesses.  We're up against an interesting bunch of…

NZers concerned about climate change and taking action

The media release about the Motu Note, "From Fact to Act: New Zealanders’ Beliefs and Actions on Climate Change" was picked up by several media outlets: The Science Media Centre TV3 Radio NZ Green Party Whale Oil Beef Hooked blog Responsible Investment  

Majority of New Zealanders are concerned about climate change and taking actions that reduce emissions

A strong majority of New Zealanders are concerned about climate change and taking actions that reduce household emissions, according to a recent survey. Researchers at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, an independent, not-for-profit research institute,…

Planning Regulations and Costs

Yesterday, Grant Spencer, the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand made a speech about reducing housing imbalances. His speech quoted a working paper by Motu Economic and Public Policy Research - a…

House prices just supply and demand

Pattrick Smellie's opinion piece in the Dominion Post subtitled: "Another day, another report on the over-heated Auckland property market", draws heavily on Motu's “Housing Markets and the Global Financial Crisis: The Complex Dynamics of a Credit…