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Motu Research Programmes
Motu’s environmental research focuses on the use and design of market-based instruments to address environmental goals, including climate change, water quality and land use change.
Motu’s housing research considers the impacts of home ownership, and investigates housing issues in Auckland and Nelson-Tasman-Marlborough. Recent research has also addressed housing affordability.
Motu’s economic geography research has a spatial or local focus. This section describes our programmes on infrastructure, agglomeration, New Zealand regions and our place in the world economy.
Motu’s labour and population research explores the economic effects of migration, outcomes for a range of population groups and labour market dynamics at a microeconomic level. Our development work focuses on the pacific and Russia.
Motu carries out macroeconomic, monetary economic and economic performance research in a range of areas. Recent research looks at exporting, credit losses, productivity and New Zealand banking history.