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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. 

The Age of Resilience

As momentum builds towards an international climate change agreement at the UN COP 21 conference in Paris, New Zealand and French experts discuss humanity’s capacity to adapt, become resilient and address the greatest challenge posed…

Scholarships for Research on Diversity

Massey University is offering PhD and MA scholarships for research projects on diversity. The research is part of the Capturing the Diversity Dividend of Aotearoa New Zealand (CaDDANZ) project that Massey University is working on jointly…

Kiwis have some of the world’s highest material living standards

A new measure of material wellbeing shows that New Zealand households have the third highest material living standard in the world for households with a teenager. Researchers at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research found that, using…

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World’s only nitrogen trading market assessed

Lake Taupō has the world’s only nitrogen trading market where farmers operate under a cap. Environment Minister, Dr Nick Smith announced yesterday that the joint Government and council initiative to reduce nitrogen leaching into Lake Taupō…

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.

R&D subsidies make firms nearly twice as innovative

The Government spends millions per year on direct subsidies for research and development (R&D) in New Zealand businesses. New research by Motu Economic and Public Policy Research - a not-for-profit, non-partisan research institute – found that…

R&D grants work - study

Radio NZ National interviewed Adam Jaffe about the paper on R&D subsidies and innovation.