Coverage of Before a Fall - Motu's paper on the impact of regulation and building codes on earthquake-prone commercial buildings was considerable.
The following media outlets covered the story:
Science Media Centre
RNZ Checkpoint (audio)
Buildings declared prone
To fall in quakes, fall in price.*
Since devastating earthquakes struck Canterbury nearly five years ago, public interest in seismic safety has sharply increased. The economic impact of the rebuild is…
Corey Allan has been given the Heading West Award. This award gives Corey free travel and accommodation for the 2016 AARES Annual Conference in Canberra.
Corey will present on land use in New Zealand, building on…
New Zealand has the highest skilled emigration rate in the OECD at 24.2 percent, yet our understanding of the forces driving our skilled graduates overseas is limited.
Isabelle Sin, a researcher at Motu Economic and Public…
New Zealand’s strong employment growth between 2001 and 2012 drew in a disproportionate number of lower skilled workers. This change offset the growth in skill of the New Zealand work force by 1.8%.
“The overall change…
Motu affiliate Jacques Poot recently presented work by Arthur Grimes, Matthew Roskruge and himself at Oxford University. The presentation is podcast here.
In this presentation Poot compares immigrant and native-born social capital formation by means of…
The recent report from the Ministry for the Environment has lead the Green Party’s co-leader, James Shaw to call for an overhaul of NZ’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) and to include agriculture.
“In NZ, 48% of…