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Working papers


Fabling, R & Maré, D C. (2020)“Measuring commute patterns over time: Using administrative data to identify where employees live and work” Motu Working Paper 20-05.

Grimes, A., Badenhorst, S., Maré, D., Poot, J. & Sin, I. (2020) " Hometown and whanau, or big city and millennials? The economic geography of graduate destination choices in New Zealand " Motu Working Paper 20-04.

Mondal, M., Cameron, M.P., and Poot, J. (2020) Determinants of ethnic identity among adolescents: Evidence from New Zealand, Working Paper in Economics 20/05. Hamilton: School of Accounting, Finance and Economics, University of Waikato.


Coleman, A., Maré, D. & Zheng, G. (2019) "New jobs, old jobs: The evolution of work in New Zealand's cities and towns". NZ Productivity Commission working paper 2019/1. Wellington.

Davies, B & Maré, D. C. (2019) Relatedness, complexity and local growth. Motu Working Paper 19-01 and IZA Discussion Paper 12223. 

Grimes, A., Preston, K., Maré, D., Badenhorst, S. & Donovan, S. (2019) The contrasting importance of quality of life and quality of business for domestic and international migrants. Motu Working Paper 19-06. 

Hyslop, D, Le, T. Maré, D & Stillman, S (2019) "Housing markets and migration: Evidence from New Zealand" Motu Working Paper 19-14.

Kooshesh, P. (2019) Re-definition of social identity among Iranian migrant females in New Zealand. Massey University CaDDANZ Working Paper No.2/2019 (May) 

Maré, D C & Fabling, R. (2019) "Competition and productivity: Do commonly used metrics suggest a relationship?" Motu Working Paper 19-16.

Maré, D C & Poot, J. (2019) "Commuting to Diversity" Motu Working Paper 19-20.

Maré, D C., & Poot, J. (2019) "Valuing cultural diversity of cities" Motu Working Paper 19-05.

Maré, D C. (2019) "Occupational Drift in New Zealand: 1976-2018" Motu Working Paper 19-22.

Mondal, M., Cameron, M.P., & Poot, J. (2019) Economic and cultural residential sorting of Auckland’s population 1991-2013: An entropy approach, Working Paper in Economics 19/03. Hamilton: School of Accounting, Finance and Economics, University of Waikato. 


Alimi, O., Maré, D C. & Poot, J. (2018) International migration and the distribution of income in New Zealand metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas. IZA Discussion Paper 11959. 

Cameron, M. & Poot, J. (2018) The estimation and interpretation of coefficients in panel gravity models of migration, Working Paper in Economics 18'01. Hamilton: School of Accounting, Finance and Economics, University of Waikato. 

Lee, S. & Cain, T. (2018) Media Representations of Immigration and Ethnic Diversity in the New Zealand Herald. Massey University CaDDANZ Working Paper No.1/2018 (December)

Preston, K, Maré, D C, Grimes, A & Donovan, S. (2018) Amenities and the attractiveness of New Zealand cities. Motu Working Paper 18-14. 

Spoonley, P. & Terruhn, J. (2018) Syrian-conflict Refugee Settlement in Aotearoa/New Zealand  See website


Alimi, O., Maré, D. & Poot, J. (2017) More pensioners, less income inequality? The impact of changing age composition on inequality in big cities and elsewhere. IZA Discussion Paper No. 10690, IZA Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn. Pp. 27. Motu Working Paper 17-02. 

Fleming, D, Grimes, A, Lebreton, L., Maré, D.C & Nunns, P. (2017) "Valuing Sunshine" Motu Working Paper 17-13

Jackson, N. (2017) NZ's Home Ownership, Renting and Residency in a Home Owned by a Family Trust for the Hawke's Bay Region, by birth cohort and Major Ethnic Group, for the period 1986-2013'. A 'Life When Renting' Working Paper (August)

Jackson, N. (2017) NZ's tenure revolution and its Ageing Society. Overview by Territorial Authority Area and Major Ethnic Group , for the period 1986-2013'. A 'Life When Renting' Working Paper (September)

Maré, D., Le, T., Fabling, R. & Chappell, N. (2017) Productivity and the allocation of skills. Motu Working Paper 17-04.

Tran, N.T.M, Cameron, M.P., & Poot, J. (2017) Local institutional quality and return migration: Evidence from Vietnam. Department of Economics, University of Waikato Working Paper 10-17.


Jackson, N., Brabyn, L., & Maré, D. (2016) New Zealand’s towns and rural centres 1976-2013 – experimental components of growth. Hamilton: NIDEA, University of Waikato NIDEA Working Paper 7. 

Jackson, N. & Cameron, M (2016) The unavoidable nature of population ageing and ageing-driven growth - an update for New Zealand. Hamilton: NIDEA, University of Waikato NIDEA Working Paper 6. 

Poot, J., Alimi, O., Cameron, M. & Maré, D. (2016) "The Gravity Model of Migration: The Successful comeback of an Ageing Superstar in Regional Science" IZA DP No. 10329 


Spoonley, P., Manz, B., Eberhart, H. & Lopez, M. (2015) "Raised in the USA: An Exploratory Study of Latino Identity in California": Massey University/University of California 


Spoonley, P., Meares C., Peace R. & Cain, T. (2014) "The Changing Immigrant Cartography of Auckland, New Zealand: An Asian Ethnic Precinct": Massey University 

Weber, D. (2014) "Migrant Networks: A Literature Review" Integration of Immigrants Programme Working Paper No.5 Massey University/University of Waikato 


Spoonley,P., Lewin, J., Meares, C., Cain, T. & Peace, R. (2013) "Namaste New Zealand: The Experiences of Indian Immigrant Employers and Employees in Auckland, New Zealand", IMDS Working Papers Series: School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi, India. Working Papers Nos. 55-77. 


Grangier, J., Hodgson, R., & McLeod, K. (2012) "Points of difference: Does the skilled migrant category points system predict wages?", Auckland: Massey University/University of Waikato. 


Mila-Schaaf, K. (2011) "Polycultural Capital and the Pasifika Second Generation: Negotiating Identities", Auckland: Massey University/University of Waikato. 


Qian, M. (2008) "The Economic Relationship Between Trade and Immigration in New Zealand", Integration of Immigrants Programme Working Paper No.1/2008, Massey University/Waikato University: Albany