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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…

Population and economic shocks have drastic effect on housing

Population and economic shocks have drastic effect on housing is a feature article that appeared in the National Business Review online (paid content).

Two economic analysts talk currency

Arthur Grimes was interviewed on RadioNZ National's Morning Report about the impact of the rise in the New Zealand dollar to near parity with the Australian dollar.

What did the GFC do to house prices in NZ?

The global financial crisis is still having an impact on New Zealand eight years later. Researchers at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research - a not-for-profit, non-partisan research institute – have just published an article…

Check out video of Arthur Grimes presenting on Value and Culture

Manatū Taonga - the Ministry for Culture and Heritage has recently published video of Motu Senior Fellow Arthur Grimes presenting “Value and Culture - An Economic Framework”. The video is intended as a resource to accompany “Value and…

Motu Research Update #24

In this issue: The Role of Technology Policy in Addressing Climate Change Value and Culture The Long and Winding Road to Policy Certainty on Emissions Pricing  

Motu Research Update #23

In this issue: Life after Kyoto: how could New Zealand’s decision to opt out of the Kyoto protocol affect the way we address climate change over the next decade? “Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart” evaluation National Wellbeing…

Motu Research Update #22

In this issue: Historical Land Use Patterns: Learning about Rural Land Use Change The International Diffusion of Knowledge Creating a Forest Profit Dataset  

Motu Research Update #21

In this issue: Patterns of Population Location in Auckland Designing Policy to Protect New Zealand’s Water Quality Strengthening International Ties through Internships