Motu

8 Feb 19, 10:00am
Motu researchers on air pollution, free public transport, pre-trial inmates, soccer players’ contracts and learning what phylogeny means in fairy stories
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23 Jan 19, 4:12pm
The Labour-Greens confidence & supply agreement promotes 'progressive' housing ownership models. So will the Government roll out a shared equity scheme?
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16 Nov 18, 10:18am
Motu researchers on the history of wellbeing, robot ethics, whether the left or right hand should pay tax, the 1918 flu epidemic, prestige and value for money, the effect of cash transfers, protecting large carnivores, and the expansion of the culture war
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23 Sep 18, 9:07am
Motu researchers on predicting obesity rates from space, reinventing cities, genes associated with education, and the Ig Nobel Prizes
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31 Jul 18, 5:00am
New research finds the average property that's claimed EQC cover for storm damage is twice as close to the coast as the average property in NZ
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27 Jul 18, 10:02am
Motu research analysts on starting trade wars, football, hitting a plateau in life expectancy and sports records, various office squabbles, physics envy, questions about the value of teaching, and their favourite playground for data visualisation
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18 May 18, 10:00am
Motu research analysts on ending inequality in one ‘easy’ step, passing exams without studying, mansion taxes, volcanic smog, drug prices, whether carbon taxes kill jobs, the economic guide to picking a uni course, two obligatory Trump mentions, and more
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23 Mar 18, 10:10am
Motu research analysts on cow vs breast milk, nudging Singaporeans who may or may not be capitalists, world happiness, being paid to be fired, HIV and religion & more
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1 Mar 18, 9:07am
New research from Motu Economic and Public Policy Research finds a very dynamic construction sector with a lot of staff changing firms and many companies both entering and exiting the industry
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8 Dec 17, 10:00am
A Motu Top 10 on festive giving ideas; gender, nature and nurture; lost Einsteins; how Nazis are made; paywalls; potatoes and productivity, Mugabe's lottery win & climate change in the USian mind
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1 Nov 17, 2:39pm
Could shared equity schemes be a way for the new government to forge a new path in state housing? Gareth Vaughan takes a look a such a scheme that was proposed and rejected for Tamaki
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13 Oct 17, 10:02am
Motu on Nobel Prizes, discussions of MMP, feeding the world, a Pakistani teen's scientific first, how economics has a problem with women, solving the riddle of Kim Jong-un backwards and more
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25 Aug 17, 10:02am
Mieke Welvaert of Infometrics on the Top 10 things to know about migration
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11 Aug 17, 10:02am
Motu on a new robot language, the impact of iGen, immigration and job creation, BS detectors for science and inoculating against misinformation, depressing facts on climate change, and an obligatory reference to Jacinda Ardern
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6 Jul 17, 5:02am
Motu working paper argues high rise apartment developers could be forced to pay for blocking neighbouring homes' sunlight
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9 Jun 17, 10:02am
Motu on Budget winners and losers, getting the 50s out of economics, poverty as a disease, the new Silk Road, smiling as a proxy for diversity, and the problem with ‘and’
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16 Apr 17, 6:02am
Land price & house size jumps: How NZ’s 1989 tax experiment ignored the potential impacts on land values, house sizes and property prices as govt chased a short-term revenue kick but doomed future generations
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14 Apr 17, 10:56am
Motu researchers on the utter uselessness of job interviews, the ethical challenge facing AI, twelve questions for 2017, putting a price tag on diversity, how globalisation affected manufacturing - plus lawyer, lawyer your pants are on fire and more
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10 Feb 17, 9:59am
Motu researchers on the political benefits of destruction, Bill's datatopia, why meddling governments make you happy, the productivity gap, the Fed and fiscal policy, scaling the depths of bad puns and more
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15 Nov 16, 5:02am
Motu research finds that the Queen City attracts the brightest talent allowing it to out-perform most smaller centres in both labour productivity and multi-factor productivity
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