Motu Events

One of Motu Research's missions is to help stimulate informed debate around Aotearoa's most urgent social, economic and policy issues. One way we do this is through our seminar series.

 

Our public policy seminars are an opportunity for expert input and stakeholder conversation on urgent social, economic and policy issues. We invite prominent economists and thought leaders – both international and domestic – to present their findings and engage with a panel of qualified experts. The seminars help to educate stakeholders and kick-start collective thinking in some dynamic policy areas.

 

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See slides (and sometimes video recordings) from previous seminars here.

Several government agencies provide funding to support our seminars.

Thanks to The Treasury, the Productivity Commission, Stats NZ and EECA for their generous support.

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New data and evidence on the organisation of science - implications for diversity and innovation

This seminar looks at how we can use new types of data to understand the structure of research organisations – which are major drivers of innovation and economic growth. Study of the new data show…

How can Aotearoa New Zealand best approach immigration policy to boost productivity and wellbeing?

  Who migrates to Aotearoa New Zealand and what skills do they bring? What impact do migrants have on our economy? How can we create an immigration system fit for the future?   Immigration is complex in its…

The Warmer Kiwis Study: An impact evaluation of the Warmer Kiwi Homes programme.

The Warmer Kiwis Study focuses on the heat pump component of the Warmer Kiwi Homes programme, and works directly with a group of about 160 homeowners, who have received, or will receive a grant for…

The role of energy data in enabling climate change mitigation innovation

International guest Speaker - Gavin Starks CEO and founder of Icebreaker One - United Kingdom Is open energy data crucial to climate change mitigation efforts? In this webinar, Gavin Starks provided an introduction to Open Energy: what it is,…

Wellbeing and policy, Aotearoa style

Download Powerpoint presentation Treasury’s Living Standards Framework has been closely aligned with international models such as the OECD for over ten years. Some have said it is too generic and not sufficiently attuned to what wellbeing…

Buildings for net-zero: the European Union experience with sustainable housing regulation and implementation

The recently published report from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) signals ‘a code red for humanity and recommends that greenhouse gas emissions decrease as soon and as quickly as possible. Developed economies…

Motu Women on equitable, effective climate transition

All children should be able to expect a future where they have the opportunity to thrive.  Climate Change itself is one of the greatest threats to that future so acting on it effectively and fast…

Confronting freshwater security challenges and pathways to resilience.

Presented by Quentin Grafton It is critical that we understand the contribution of climate change to water insecurity and yet there are still many challenges to measuring these impacts. How can we plan for freshwater resilience…

Exploring immigration settings, effects and outcomes

Presented by David Card New Zealand has a unique opportunity (post covid) to examine our approach to immigration settings. This event is one of several this year exploring the issue of what immigration policy settings would…

Minimum wages in New Zealand: Sharp tool or blunt instrument?

Thursday 3rd June @ 12.30pm Adam Auditorium, City Gallery Wellington - Te Whare Toi,  Te Ngākau Civic Square Directions   Listen to the recording of this seminar. Sign up for our events and newsletters here.     New…