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More native forest can help firms manage emissions

Friday, 21 April 2017, 1:37 pm | Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

Companies with high greenhouse gas emissions face the risk of high costs in a carbon market where prices could soar as high as US$190 per unit. Researchers at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research have today released a report showing an environmentally ... More >>

Fibre Broadband improves primary school students’ results

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 11:43 am | Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

About 4,600 extra students will reach the National Standards in reading, writing and mathematics each year because of schools’ access to fibre broadband. More >>

Other investment needed to achieve greater productivity

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 10:43 am | Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

The most recent research from Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust looks at whether the introduction of ultrafast broadband has had any impact on the productivity of New Zealand firms. More >>

Producers cut greenhouse gas, household emissions fall

Tuesday, 29 November 2016, 4:55 pm | Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

The average New Zealand household’s emissions fell 11 percent between 2006 and 2012, mostly because the production of some high-emissions goods is creating fewer greenhouse gases. More >>

Auckland more productive than other urban centres in NZ

Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 10:22 am | Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

New Zealand ranks low compared to other developed countries when it comes to productivity. The most recent research from Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust looks at whether New Zealand firms in large cities are more productive than those in smaller ... More >>

Arbitraged carbon credits are not money in the bank

Tuesday, 16 August 2016, 11:25 am | Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

Largely as a result of three years of arbitrage between foreign and domestic units as New Zealand de-linked its Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) from international carbon markets, the New Zealand government was liable for 140 million banked carbon credits ... More >>

Surprising Pockets of Productivity in Construction Sector

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 2:56 pm | Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

Previous studies of the New Zealand construction industry have found poor productivity performance. However, a new study from Motu Economic and Public Policy Research -- a not-for-profit, non-partisan research institute -- uses data from individual firms ... More >>

Hautahi Kingi wins Motu Thesis Scholarship

Thursday, 14 January 2016, 10:04 am | Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

Hautahi Kingi (Nga Rauru, Te Atihaunui a Paparangi) a PhD candidate in economics at Cornell University in the United States is the winner of this year’s $10,000 Motu Thesis Scholarship. More >>

Cut down on red meat, buy an EV and reduce your emissions

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 12:54 pm | Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

New research has identified where households can make a real difference to their greenhouse gas emissions – and cutting down on red meat and purchasing an electric vehicle are top of the list. More >>

Marsden Funding for skilled migration research

Thursday, 5 November 2015, 4:44 pm | Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

New Zealand has the highest skilled emigration rate in the OECD at 24.2 percent, yet our understanding of the forces driving our skilled graduates overseas is limited. More >>

Productivity and low-skill employment growth

Tuesday, 3 November 2015, 9:34 am | Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

New Zealand’s strong employment growth between 2001 and 2012 drew in a disproportionate number of lower skilled workers. This change offset the growth in skill of the New Zealand work force by 1.8%. “The overall change in the skill of New Zealand workers ... More >>

Evaluation of Marsden Fund shows Scientific Output Increased

Friday, 2 October 2015, 8:48 am | Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

New Zealand spends less money on research, relative to its size, than three-quarters of the countries in the OECD. More >>

R&D subsidies make firms nearly twice as innovative

Monday, 29 June 2015, 10:07 am | Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

The Government spends millions per year on direct subsidies for research and development (R&D) in New Zealand businesses. More >>

Planning Regulations and Costs

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 11:28 am | Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

Yesterday, Grant Spencer, the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand made a speech about reducing housing imbalances. His speech quoted a working paper by Motu Economic and Public Policy Research - a not-for-profit, non-partisan research ... More >>

What did the GFC do to house prices in NZ?

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 2:19 pm | Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

The global financial crisis is still having an impact on New Zealand eight years later. Researchers at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research - a not-for-profit, non-partisan research institute – have just published an article in an international ... More >>

Emissions Trading: Managing Economic Risk

Tuesday, 25 September 2007, 10:27 am | Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

An emissions trading system helps reduce global climate change, lowers the risk of New Zealand non-compliance with Kyoto, and reduces the risk that controlling New Zealand’s emissions will be extremely expensive to the economy. It also introduces ... More >>

Emissions trading: Choice of ‘point of obligation’

Monday, 24 September 2007, 10:34 am | Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

In any industry, there is a vertical chain of production and consumption, with several ‘layers’ from initial production to final consumption. For example, in the electricity sector fuel is imported and sold to generators; generators use fuel to create electricity ... More >>

Impact of Economic Shocks on Well-Being of NZers

Tuesday, 11 September 2007, 10:35 am | Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

How effective are New Zealand’s social safety nets in reducing the impact that changes in economic circumstances have on individual and household well-being? This is a question that Motu Economic and Public Policy Research has been awarded $600,000 ... More >>

Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

Monday, 23 July 2007, 11:40 am | Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

Motu Economic and Public Policy Research has been awarded close to $1.7 million of Foundation for Research, Science and Technology funding for nearly four years of research on the economics of climate change and its impact on New Zealand. More >>

 

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