Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

Working paper

How climate affects agricultural land values in Aotearoa New Zealand

This paper examines how differences in climate across space influence the value of New Zealand agricultural land.

Climate action teams: international greenhouse gas mitigation

Climate Action Teams (CATs) are an innovative approach under the umbrella of the Paris Agreement allowing such international cooperation while addressing concerns over environmental integrity and ambition levels. This document describes CATs.

Rates of driver licence holding in Aotearoa New Zealand

This document describes the rates at which various subpopulations of Aotearoa New Zealand’s population hold licences for motor cars and light motor vehicles.
Working paper

Future options for industrial free allocation in the NZ ETS

This document examines a range of options for reforming industrial free allocation of tradable emissions units issued by the New Zealand government.

Methodology for modelling distributional impacts of emissions budgets on employment in New Zealand

In this document, the authors present the Distributional Impacts Microsimulation for Employment (DIM-E) to examine the potential distributional employment impacts for different mitigation options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.