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Coalition deal: Is our new R&D goal realistic?

Innovation experts have welcomed the new coalition government's goal of boosting spending on research and development to two per cent of GDP over 10 years. But it won't be easy - and could require a huge…

New Zealand PM-elect confirms ETS will stay as carbon price rallies to 1-yr high

New Zealand Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern on Friday confirmed that the country’s emissions trading scheme would stay as part of the new government’s wide-reaching climate policies, as NZU prices surged 2.7% to their highest levels…

New Government in NZ Could Spell Changes for Pioneering Central Bank

The formation of a center-left government in New Zealand after an inconclusive election last month would likely spell big changes for its central bank, the pioneer of the inflation-targeting regime adopted across the world. This…

Who should bear the cost of the changing climate?

Insurance Business NZ covers the work done by Motu and the Deep South National Science Challenge around insurance and climate change here...

ETS or carbon tax? NZ needs a strategy

Suzi Kerr writes in Newsroom about the benefits of an emissions trading scheme vs a carbon tax. In the lead up to this election there has been some debate about how New Zealand should respond to…

Motu News September 2017

From the Director of Motu Economic and Public Policy ResearchSocial science research has a somewhat odd place in New Zealand. For starters, there is ambiguity about what it includes. For some 'social science' is a…

Gender Wage Gap Coverage

The paper examining the reasons behind the gender wage gap was popular in the media. Here is a list of where the article featured: Mainstream Media The Conversation - Women paid less for same contribution to work, and sexism…

Sexism to blame for much of gender wage gap

A world first examination of the gender wage gap has researched employees’ productivity to see how much sexism is to blame for the difference in women and men’s pay. The study by researchers at Motu Economic…

Working for a better world

Anne-Marie Brook is developing a Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI) after realising that the world doesn’t currently have a simple, transparent way to track the human rights performance of countries.  The Gisborne Herald reports.

Regenerating East Coast Māori land for carbon farming

A new three year research project beginning this year will identify the opportunities and barriers for Maori land on the East Coast that could be used for native forest regeneration for carbon farming. Manu Caddie, Business…