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John McDermott announced as Motu Executive Director

Motu Economic and Public Policy Research is thrilled to announce the appointment of our new Executive Director. Dr John McDermott is well known in New Zealand and internationally as a macroeconomist. He is currently Assistant...

How much can changing the way we use land fight climate change?

New research from Motu Economic and Public Policy Research looks at whether New Zealand can change the way we use land to achieve our emissions target in the lowest cost way. Under the Paris Agreement,...

Coverage of Biological Emissions Reference Group report

New research from Motu Economic and Public Policy Research looks at whether New Zealand can change the way we use land to achieve our emissions target in the lowest cost way. Coverage of this paper...

Coverage of Drought under climate change paper

Both Stuff and the NZ Herald covered the release of the Drought under climate change paper by Motu for the Deep South National Science Challenge:New Zealand is unprepared for more frequent drought, report warns -...

Drought under climate change: what do New Zealanders need to know now?

A new report by the Deep South Challenge: Changing with our Climate, explores what we need to know now, in order to adapt to the drought conditions likely under future climate change.The report was produced...

What’s the beef with methane?

The Government’s proposal for a Zero Carbon Bill has exposed an argument between scientists about the importance of methane. But it’s not really about science, as Eloise Gibson reports in this deep-dive news feature with...

Motu Research Update: 2018 Annual Newsletter

The annual edition of Motu's newsletter is now available. It contains articles drawing from our research this year, a list of publications, and updates on people and activities at Motu. We aim to write articles...

New Zealand’s top towns to live and work

A new study from Motu Economic and Public Policy Research for the Building Better Homes, Towns, and Cities (BBHTC) National Science Challenge uses a deep-dive analysis of census rent and wage data to compile quality of life...

Coverage of Amenities in NZ Settlements Paper

Sun and surf, universities and hospitals - what makes a town a great place to live and work? A new paper by researchers at Motu ranks 130 New Zealand towns and cities by their quality...

Translating books: New evidence on the global diffusion of knowledge

Developing countries, which stand to benefit most from foreign knowledge, are the least able to access it. That's one of the findings of new research that uses book translations to examine how physical and cultural...