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Shakked Noy wins the Motu Doctoral Scholarship 2022

A big congratulations to Shakked Noy, who has been awarded the 2022 Motu Doctoral Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to Motu Research Analysts who leave Motu to do a highly rated PhD course. The scholarship…

Applications are open for our Āheitanga Thesis Scholarship

Applications are open for our Āheitanga Thesis Scholarship. Every year, Motu Research offers a $10,000 scholarship pool to promising university students of Māori descent who are working on (or are planning to work on) an…

Hiring Research Analysts - applications now closed

Do top quality economic and public policy research for the public good Want to work for a small organisation conducting top quality economic and public policy research for the public good? Applications are now open to work…

Hiring Summer Interns - applications now closed

Intern applications for summer 2022/23 are OPEN and close on 4 April 2022. Want to work for a small organisation doing top quality economic and public policy research for the public good? Applications are now open to work…

Motu Research Doctoral Scholarship awarded to Livvy Mitchell

Our congratulations to Livvy Mitchell, who has won the 2021 Motu Doctoral Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to Motu Research Analysts who leave Motu Research to do a highly rated PhD course.   The scholarship objectives are…

Our policy for visitors and COVID-19 vaccination

You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter Motu Research premises (93A and 97 Cuba Street, Wellington).   The New Zealand Government has signalled vaccination is key to moving safely to a less restricted environment. Motu Research…

How international cooperation can help bridge the climate commitment gap in Aotearoa

One success of the latest global climate summit (COP26) held in Glasgow was the completion of a rulebook for international carbon markets. This rulebook can help Aotearoa New Zealand and other countries meet climate emissions…

Top economics students awarded prizes by Aotearoa's leading economic research institute

Motu Research, Aotearoa New Zealand’s top-ranked economic research institute, has just handed out its annual prizes and scholarships to three budding young economists set to make a difference for Aotearoa.   Motu Research helps Kiwi decision makers…

Government failing human rights promises for housing/health care and protection, research

A new paper from Motu Research shows successive New Zealand Governments have failed to keep human rights promises so all Kiwis can have the basic levels of housing and health care and protection in Aotearoa.…

Izi Sin receives NZIER Early Career Economics Leader Award

Izi Sin is the recipient of the inaugural NZIER Early Career Economics Leader Award for 2021. The $10,000 award recognises Izi’s work on the gender pay gap in medicine and her work on intended vs…