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Research shows average skill of workers fell between 2001-12

RNZ National's business news for 4 November 2015 included a segment on Motu's Firm Productivity Growth and Skills paper, with a quote from Dave Maré.

Marsden Fund under the microscope

The Independent Research Association of New Zealand (IRANZ) published an article about Adam Jaffe's research into the Marsden Fund in their November 2015 Newsletter.

Marsden Fund comes under the microscope - Media Coverage

NZ Herald's Jamie Morton reports on our research - "Our biggest fund for blue sky research is boosting scientific output in New Zealand, but there's plenty of room to improve the Marsden Fund." Adam Jaffe, Juliet Gerard and…

Motu's Catherine Leining on climate change, energy Darwinism, fossil fuels, what the climate movements must learn from religion, whether extreme weather is the new normal & more

Today's Top 10 at is a guest post from Catherine Leining, Policy Fellow at economic and public policy research institute Motu.

Arthur Grimes on RadioLIVE re Māori Beliefs

Arthur Grimes talked to Sean Plunket about his recent research into Māori beliefs and speaks about how beliefs may differ but this does not necessarily make them wrong. 

New Zealand may feel dissatisfied because of Australia, study suggests

The Dominion Post and reported on our subjective wellbeing paper, taking the angle that kiwis may not make themselves happy always trying to beat the Aussies. 

ETS not lucrative for industry, says Suzi Kerr

Suzi Kerr talked to Radio NZ's Eric Frykberg about why industry does not do as well out of free allocations of greenhouse gas credits as is commonly believed.  You can find out more about this issue…

Disaster Risk Reduction

Back in June, Arthur Grimes spoke at the NZ Symposium on Disaster Risk Reduction at a panel on Understanding Disaster Risk: Economic Risks and Resilience. Video of this panel is now available on youtube. Arthur's…

South Korean Radio interview Arthur Grimes

The South Korean English language radio programme tbs eFM Primetime, interviewed Arthur Grimes about material wellbeing and inequality. 

Motu top climate think tank in Oceania

Motu is 19th out of 244 non-University affiliated think tanks specialized in the field of climate change economics and policy, according to the International Center for Climate Governance Climate Think Tank Ranking.