Our Research


Motu's work on housing focuses on the interactions between housing and policy, in particular around the demand for housing, housing supply, housing regulation and housing affordability.

Our research focus

Motu’s current and recent housing research focus includes:

  • Examining links between international factors affecting the demand for housing, housing supply and house prices
  • The factors affecting the prices of individual houses
  • The Warmer Kiwis Study - looking at the impact of heat pumps in homes with a heat pump installed under the EECA Warmer Kiwi Homes programme.