New Zealand used to have one of the highest standards of living in the world. Over the last twenty years or so, however, we have slipped and now rank around 21st in the OECD. Our productivity is higher than it was, but has not increased as quickly as other countries and our income growth has been slower. In this section we look at how New Zealand can improve its productivity and consequently its well-being.
Motu’s current and recent research in this area includes:
Authors: Arthur Grimes | James Rolfe
Small countries may not be able to afford all force elements (army, navy, air-force) operated by larger countries and certainly cannot afford all sub-elements (aircraft carriers, submarines, etc).
This paper provides a framework for a small…
Authors: Trinh Le | Steven Stillman
The economies of the former Soviet Bloc experienced large declines in output during the decade of transition which began with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Yet there are many reasons to believe…
Author: Isabelle Sin
Isabelle Sin represented Motu and Te Punaha Matatini at the University of Auckland-hosted Centre for Mathematical Social Sciences Summer Workshop in December 2014. You can also stream video of Izi's presentation, kindly provided by CMSS.
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