Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

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Expenditure patterns of New Zealand retiree households

This research delves into expenditure patterns of retiree households in Aotearoa New Zealand. The findings will help inform the public about the level and type of expenditures they need to financially prepare for throughout different stages of their retirement.
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COVID-19 wage subsidy: outcome evaluation - value for money

In preparing this paper, the authors evaluated the value for money of the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Support programme using cost-benefit analysis from a societal perspective, encompassing the New Zealand economy as a whole.
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COVID-19 wage subsidy: outcome evaluation

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Zealand Government introduced a series of economic policies designed to support the health response. The largest was the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme (WSS). This paper analyses the impacts of the WSS on both firm and worker level economic outcomes.
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Review of emissions data and modelling systems (Phase 1): report

This report reviews greenhouse gas emissions and climate change mitigation data and models used in Aotearoa New Zealand. The authors make some recommendations on modelling capacity, data availability and accessibility and oversight/synthesis of the different types of models used.

A guide to just transitions for communities in Aotearoa New Zealand

This guide offers practical ideas, methods and tools enabling communities to come together to solve problems in ways that work better for everyone. It draws on tikanga and mātauranga Māori, and includes brief case studies of transitions led by iwi, hapū and Māori communities, as...