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EQC claims paper coverage

EQC covered homeowners for damage to land, and in some cases to dwellings and contents, caused by landslip, storm or flood. This paper examined EQC extreme weather claims from 2000-2017 and received coverage in: Report forecasts…

Motu research analysts on starting trade wars, football, hitting a plateau in life expectancy and sports records, various office squabbles, physics envy, questions about the value of teaching, and their favourite playground for data visualisation

Every two months, Motu Research Analysts provide interest.co.nz with a top ten list of links to fascinating articles they've been reading. Check out this one...

Coverage of parenthood and gender wage gap paper

NZ is similar to the rest of the world in that the gender pay gap is larger among parents than people without children. Research from Isabelle Sin, Kabir Dasgupta and Gail Pacheco shows the hourly…

Can government-funded fiber networks close digital divides?

A political policy shibboleth frequently trundled out to accompany proposals for government-funded infrastructures is that government-funded fiber networks will close digital divides between population groups: rich and poor, rural and urban, advantaged and disadvantaged ethnic…

Budget Hot Takes from Motu Researchers

Several of Motu's researchers commented on elements of the first Labour/Green/NZ First budget: In The Spinoff - Catherine Leining opines on why this must be the last budget where climate change isn’t a top priority The Science…

Motu research analysts top ten weekend reads

Motu research analysts on ending inequality in one ‘easy’ step, passing exams without studying, mansion taxes, volcanic smog, drug prices, whether carbon taxes kill jobs, the economic guide to picking a uni course, two obligatory…

Just doing tomorrow: Suzi Kerr

The NZ climate change podcast imaginemyrelief interviewed Suzi Kerr recently and together they tried imagining a future where emissions are finally under control. Check it out. Below is a list of the major topics at different time…

How many children should we have for the country?

New Zealand's population is growing quickly but some economists and environmentalists say population growth comes at a cost. Dr Suzi Kerr from Motu and Professor Paul Spoonley from Massey University discuss the economic and environmental…

NZ economist creates world first human rights tracker

Anne-Marie Brook talks about the Human Rights Measurement Initiative on RNZ's Nine to Noon with Kathryn Ryan. Ms Brook said the tool was developed to cover serious gaps in the way human rights performance of countries…

Call for climate action growing, but many still unfazed

More Kiwis want action on climate change than at any time in the past decade - but large numbers still don't see a need to deal with it now, or even at all.  Horizon Research's latest…