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NZ’s Agricultural Productivity Report Card: Could Try Harder

The agricultural sector produces over 40% of total merchandise exports. Do dairy and sheep/beef farms contribute to New Zealand’s improving level of productivity? A study by researchers at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research - a…

New Zealand may feel dissatisfied because of Australia, study suggests

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

Which emissions scenarios are best for kiwi farmers?

New Zealand farmers have more at stake than most kiwis when it comes to how agriculture is included in global climate change policy. Researchers at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research found that what is…

Keeping up with the neighbours and happiness

It’s not just individuals who get a burst of happiness from doing better than their neighbours, it’s true across countries as well. Researchers at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research found that countries that raise…

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. 

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…