Becoming a Motu Researcher
Senior Fellows and Visiting Researchers
Motu is a small, independent research institute that produces world class applied economic research with a policy focus. Our senior fellows are all internationally recognised, have extensive experience in the New Zealand public sector and actively contribute to policy development.
As a charitable trust, we have public good aims of freely disseminating our research findings, as well as building economic research capability by hiring interns and research analysts, and improving access to data.
Are you interested in becoming a Motu Senior Fellow?
Motu welcomes approaches by potential Senior Fellows. As a Senior Fellow you would be expected to have:
- A PhD from an internationally recognised university,
- A proven record as an excellent economic researcher,
- The ability and willingness to attract funding for your research, and
- The ability and commitment to support the values and objectives of Motu and its intellectual community.
If you are interested in becoming a senior fellow at Motu and would like more information, please contact Howard Fancy (Motu Director) or any of the Senior Fellows.
Are you interested in visiting Motu as a researcher?
Motu hosts top economic researchers visiting New Zealand, including those undertaking a sabbatical. Past visiting researchers from top universities have come to Motu to collaborate on research projects, have given seminars in Motu’s Public Policy Seminar Series, and made use of our resources and networks.
If you wish to be a visiting researcher, you can collaborate with Motu Senior Fellows and make use of Motu’s research and datasets. You are also able to utilise our networks with other researchers in New Zealand working in Universities or in Crown Research Institutes. Motu can also facilitate access to key people in government agencies.
Motu has very little funding to directly support visiting researchers, so you will very likely need to source your own funding.
If you are interested in visiting Motu, please contact Howard Fancy (Motu Director) or any of the Senior Fellows.