Our Research

Science and innovation policy

Innovation is a major driver of productivity improvements and scientific research is one source of innovation. 

Motu's Senior Associate, Adam Jaffe, is working with MBIE and several research organisations on a framework that can evaluate the economic and broader social benefits of publicly funded research. He also also examines the effectiveness of different funding mechanisms for scientific research.

You can watch a video of Adam talking about Re-inventing the Kiwi: How to make New Zealand a land of innovation at The University of Auckland's Business School.

Our research focus

Motu’s current and recent research in science and innovation policy includes:

  • Appropriate public policy and funding strategies for encouraging research and innovation.
  • The role of innovation and new technology in fighting climate change.