David C. Maré

Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, New Zealand, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor articles are a great resource for researchers and policymakers alike. The "country labor markets" series in particular provides a valuable foundation for comparative analysis

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Senior Fellow, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust, New Zealand; Adjunct Professor of Economics, University of Waikato, New Zealand

Research interest

Urban economics, Labor market dynamics, New Zealand public policy

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Researcher, Statistics New Zealand, 2005–2013; Advisor, New Zealand Department of Labour, Labour Market Policy Group, 1999–2001

Past positions

Adjunct Lecturer, Victoria University of Wellington, 2001–2006


PhD Economics, Harvard University, 1995

Selected publications

  • "Cyclical labour market adjustment in New Zealand: The response of firms to the global financial crisis and its implications for workers." In: Criscuolo, C. (ed.). Business Dynamics and Productivity. Paris: OECD Publishing, 2017; pp. 111–141 (with R. Fabling).

  • “Firm productivity growth and skill.” New Zealand Economic Papers 51 (2016): 302–326 (with D. R. Hyslop and R. Fabling).

  • “Agglomeration elasticities and firm heterogeneity.” Journal of Urban Economics 75 (2013): 44–56 (with D. J. Graham).

  • “Understanding New Zealand’s changing income distribution 1983–98: A semiparametric analysis.” Economica 72:3 (2005): 469–496 (with D. Hyslop).

  • "Cities and skills." Journal of Labor Economics 19:2 (2001): 316–342 (with E. Glaeser).