One of the meanings of Motu is “island.”
Our research rises above
We help Kiwi decision makers grapple with complex social and environmental issues with world class economic and public policy research.
Motu (named after Taputeranga: the island in Island Bay, Wellington) is New Zealand’s leading economic research institute. It is in top 10 global climate think tanks.
Motu is independent and never advocates an expressed ideology or political position. A not-for-profit and charitable trust, Motu is founded on the belief that sound public policy depends on rigorous research, accompanied by well-informed and reasoned debate.
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Level 1, 97 Cuba Street, PO Box 24390
Wellington 6142, New Zealand
Phone: 64 4 939 4250