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Kate Preston

Working paper

The contrasting importance of quality of life and quality of business for domestic and international migrants

International migrants are more attracted to cities with productive amenities whereas domestic migrants are more attracted to places with consumption amenities. Thus, in deciding on the type of city amenity to enhance, city officials implicitly choose the type of migrant that they attract as well...
Report

Research 'stars' in New Zealand: concentration, persistence and mobility

This report identifies a set of star researchers in New Zealand, based on the publication of very highly-cited papers. It then investigates the concentration of such papers across authors; the persistence of 'stardom' across time, and the extent to which stars come from abroad or...
Working paper

International agricultural mitigation research and the impacts and value of two SLMACC research projects

In this paper, we provide a broader analysis of the impacts and value from agricultural mitigation research in New Zealand, with a focus on two particular Sustainable Land Management and Climate Change (SLMACC) research projects funded by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).
Working paper

Amenities and the attractiveness of New Zealand cities

This new study from Motu Economic and Public Policy Research for the Building Better Homes, Towns, and Cities National Science Challenge uses census rent and wage data to compile quality of life and quality of business measures for 130 towns and cities in New Zealand.
Working paper

Wages, wellbeing and location: slaving away in Sydney or cruising on the Gold Coast

We analyse the relationships between subjective wellbeing (SWB), wages and internal migration. Our study addresses whether people make (revealed preference) location decisions based on SWB and/or wage prospects. We present both a theoretical intertemporal location choice model and empirical analyses using the Australian longitudinal HILDA...