Motu News

Motu publishes an email newsletter, Motu News, once every two months (ish) aimed at the general public, informing people of our current research and other happenings at Motu. This usually contains:

  • an article detailing a piece of recent research
  • new publications
  • Motu in the media

January 2020 Newsletter - Catherine Leining is a Climate Change Commissioner, NZ ETS Cap Explorer Tool, Upcoming Public Policy Seminar.

November 2019 Newsletter - digital inclusion and wellbeing in Aotearoa, our new freshwater management programme, HRMI and the Pacific, and prizes!

August 2019 Newsletter - Migration, house prices and wellbeing, fighting climate change with native trees, insolvencies and the macroeconomy and a bit of boasting.

May 2019 Newsletter - the Zero Carbon Bill, NZ research 'stars', comparing poverty rates across countries, human rights data and how farmers can mitigate emissions.

March 2019 Newsletter - poor housing conditions, NZ's top towns, the settlement of Pacific migrants, and the complexity of local growth.

October 2018 Newsletter - Suzi Kerr appointed Chief Economist at Environmental Defense Fund, other staffing news, falling in love can increase inequality, creating jobs and transitions to self-employment, scholarship and prizes awarded.

August 2018 Newsletter - New Motu fellows, EQC flood claims come from the rich and close to the coast, worsening of gender wage gap one of the penalties of becoming a mother, HRMI's South Africa workshop, and the Motu Quantitative Economics Āheitanga Scholarship.

May 2018 Newsletter - New human rights work and data viz tool, how we model land-use, ultrafast broadband rollout and deprivation, and communities and climate change.

March 2018 Newsletter - Our new productivity work, research examining how ideas flow, an upcoming e-mission possible roundtable, and staff news.

September 2017 Newsletter - The role of social science, sexism and the gender wage gap, launch of Human Rights Measurement Initiative, and the Deep South National Science Challenge.

June 2017 Newsletter - new Motu Hapū, Adam leaving, workers who lose jobs are disadvantaged for years, public policy seminar, finding a value for sunshine, and Motu's high world ranking for our climate change work.

April 2017 Newsletter - the march for science, new staff, qualifications and job choice of recent grads, how native forest can help offset emissions obligations and more.

December 2016 Newsletter - Motu's productivity work, the Auckland productivity premium, agricultural emissions, and the Sir Frank Holmes prize winner.

October 2016 Newsletter - Intangible investment and firm performance, integrated framework for stakeholder processes on climate change

July 2016 Newsletter - Motu and Poutama Trust, Arthur Grimes on Housing.

May 2016 Newsletter - Silencing Science, Productivity in the Construction Sector

March 2016 Newsletter - Emissions Trading Handbook, Motu Thesis Scholarship.

December 2015 Newsletter - New Marsden Grant for Isabelle Sin, Firm Productivity Growth and Skill.