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Workers who lose their jobs are disadvantaged for years

Monday, 29 May 2017, 9:18 am | MOTU

Losing a job is well known to be one of the more stressful life events. What is less well-known is the impact of job-loss in the future and whether government benefits provide adequate support. More >>

The Happiness of the Long-Distance Mover

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 9:32 am | MOTU

Whatever their reason for moving, do people who move within a country end up being happier? Looking at migration within Australia, a new study from researchers at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust shows that most people who move end up ... More >>

Using Consumption to Measure Wellbeing

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 9:56 am | MOTU

Many Governments and economists are looking for better measures to assess how different populations are faring. Wellbeing is often proposed as a complementary measure to GDP, but there is much bickering about how to measure something as amorphous as ‘life ... More >>

90 day trial periods have little to no effect

Friday, 17 June 2016, 10:02 am | MOTU

The introduction of 90-day trial periods in 2009 was controversial, with the government promoting the initiative as likely to increase hiring, particularly of disadvantaged job-seekers, and unions concerned that workers would be at risk of unscrupulous employment ... More >>

Christchurch workers more likely to have jobs and earn more

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 10:24 am | MOTU

Since devastating earthquakes struck over five years ago, workers in the Greater Christchurch region have bounced back from short-term job loss and are now more likely to have jobs, less likely to be on the dole, and have higher earnings on average ... More >>

Re-activating the NZ ETS

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 10:52 am | MOTU

While New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) was a world first in many respects, it was calibrated to operate in a world which no longer exists. “Fundamentally, the NZ ETS offers a sound foundation for supporting New Zealand’s contribution ... More >>

Growth-maximising fiscal policies

Wednesday, 6 April 2016, 9:45 am | MOTU

For years, research has told us that income taxes are worse for economic growth than GST. Governments still, however, raise more money from taxes on personal income than from indirect taxes such as GST. A new study from Motu Economic and Public Policy ... More >>

Two countries, 16 cities, but only one housing market

Tuesday, 29 March 2016, 11:07 am | MOTU

Two countries, 16 cities, 5,000km, but only one housing market Kiwis often talk about the Auckland housing market as if it were a lone wolf, unconnected to anything else in the country. Now, however, economic research shows that not only is Auckland ... More >>

Kiwi expertise leading the world on emissions trading

Wednesday, 9 March 2016, 10:39 am | MOTU

Kiwi expertise leading the world on emissions trading A New Zealand economist has just helped launch a report that will help any country in the world set up an emissions trading system. “Many countries have indicated that they intend to use emissions ... More >>

We’ll always have Paris

Friday, 18 December 2015, 10:54 am | MOTU

This week, 195 countries reached the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. It breaks new ground by bringing developed and developing countries under a common legal framework for achieving “nationally determined contributions” ... More >>

Sticker discount for earthquake-prone commercial buildings

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 9:29 am | MOTU

Since devastating earthquakes struck Canterbury nearly five years ago, public interest in seismic safety has sharply increased. The economic impact of the rebuild is widely known, however, more subtle economic effects are also occurring. More >>

NZer's Concerned about Climate Change and Taking Actions

Friday, 15 May 2015, 10:14 am | MOTU

Majority of New Zealanders are concerned about climate change and taking actions that reduce emissions More >>

Motu Tackles Emissions Trading

Friday, 28 September 2007, 9:40 am | MOTU

Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, New Zealand’s leading independent economic research institute, is leading a Foundation for Research, Science and Technology-funded research programme that looks at climate change and ways to lessen its environmental ... More >>

Does Home Ownership affect Neighbourhood Wellbeing

Friday, 7 September 2007, 11:04 am | MOTU

Motu Economic and Public Policy Research has been awarded a three-year Marsden Fund research grant from the Royal Society of New Zealand to explore the relationship between home ownership and neighbourhood wellbeing. More >>

Melanie Morten is off to Yale

Monday, 11 June 2007, 9:55 am | MOTU

Motu Research Analyst, Melanie Morten, is heading overseas in August to begin a PhD in Economics at Yale University, one of the USA's most prestigious Ivy League schools. More >>

New research to enhance water quality in NZ

Tuesday, 15 May 2007, 10:42 am | MOTU

Motu Economic and Public Policy Research has received a $1 million grant over two years from the Foundation of Research, Science and Technology (FRST) to provide solid integrated research to develop innovative approaches to manage water quality in New ... More >>

 

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