Our Research

Economic performance

Economic performance of firms and countries is assessed by looking at long term outcomes, such as sustainable growth and development, or short term outcomes, such as how long an economy takes to stabilise after a sudden and unpredictable event.

Economists measure economic performance through a wide range of economic indicators such as national income, spending, and output alongside wider measures of human development such as child mortality rates and access to health care

Our research focus

Motu’s current and recent research into economic performance includes:

  • The effects of culture on economic performance.
  • The value of culture and heritage activities for regional and national outcomes.
  • Impacts of aggregate credit shocks on the housing market.