Macroeconomics looks at fiscal and monetary policies and their aggregate effects, while wellbeing looks at outcomes such as income, life expectancy and sustainability.
Outcome measures may include typical macroeconomic concerns such as GDP, unemployment, inflation, balance of payments and exchange rates, but can also include wellbeing measures like life expectancy and life satisfaction. Sustainability measures may also be an important focus.
Motu’s current and recent research focus includes:
Much of Arthur Grimes' work on wellbeing and sustainability is conducted in conjunction with researchers from Waikato, Auckland and Lincoln universities.
Work on taxes is conducted together with researchers from Victoria University of Wellington and the Treasury.
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