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Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

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Working paper

30 May 2018

Bibliometric databases on publications and their citations offer the possibility to quantify the scale and impact of this key output of scientific research. But there are many decisions to be made about how to construct these bibliometric measures, and no global consensus on how best...

Working paper

Report commissioned by the Ministry for Women, New Zealand
28 May 2018

This paper is an initial exploration of what we can learn regarding the drivers of the gender pay gap in New Zealand from combining administrative wage data, birth records, and survey data on hours worked and earnings.

Working paper

18 May 2018

We analyse the relationship between subjective wellbeing (SWB) and the World Bank’s measure of a country’s economic sustainability, adjusted net savings (ANS). We model SWB at individual level and at aggregated group level as a function of past ANS levels, after controlling for a country’s...

Working paper

18 May 2018

We add to the literature on the driving forces of international migration. While the existing literature establishes that income differences, migration costs, and certain other factors (e.g. climate or human rights) affect the migration decision, we focus on the broader role of nonpecuniary factors. We...

Working paper

10 May 2018

Inequality has many faces, and exists both within and between many societal groups. In this analysis, the face of inequality that we explore is people’s access to new ultra-fast broadband technologies. Such access may be instrumental in improving an individual’s place within society in this...

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Working paper

Motu Working Paper 17-15
29 Aug 2017

The study by researchers at Motu Economic and Public Policy found that men and women were statistically indistinguishable in how much value they add to their firms, but the average woman was paid only 84 cents for every $1 for the average man.

Working paper

Motu Working Paper 17-14; This article has been prepared for a forthcoming chapter of The Handbook of Well-being, edited by Ed Diener, Shige Oishi and Louis Tay
4 Aug 2017

A literature review of how formal institutions affect self-reported well-being.

Working paper

3 Aug 2017

This paper describes the policy changes to the New Zealand emissions trading scheme (ETS) since 2008 that directly affect forestry; assesses the effectiveness of the scheme; explores who is benefiting from it; and outlines issues facing forestry in the ETS moving forward.

Working paper

27 Jun 2017

Using over 5,000 observations on house sales in Wellington, New Zealand, this paper looks at the willingness to pay for an extra daily hour of sun, on average, across the year.

Discussion paper

31 Mar 2016

This resource discusses the history of the New Zealand government policy-making process in relation to the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Emissions trading can be a powerful tool for helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. An ETS transforms a regulatory limit on emissions into an emissions...

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