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The latest news, expert comment and analysis from the Department of Economics.
Rate rise might be 'premature' 25/10/17

Rate rise might be 'premature'

Geraint Johnes explains why he thinks an interest rate rise could be "premature".

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High flyers scoop Chancellor’s medals 27/07/17

High flyers scoop Chancellor’s medals

Two LUMS students have been awarded the prestigious Chancellor’s Medal.

How falling output is forcing a pay squeeze 24/05/17

How falling output is forcing a pay squeeze

Professor Geraint Johnes discusses a fall in the rate of pay growth across the construction industry.  

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Three academic roles available in Department of Economics 23/05/17

Three academic roles available in Department of Economics

The Department of Economics is currently recruiting three academics.

The CHOICE Act may not be a good choice 22/05/17

The CHOICE Act may not be a good choice

Will Wall Street bank deregulation hamstring the government’s ability to respond to a financial crisis? Heba Abou-El-Sood and Marwan Izzeldin discuss.

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Happiness levels lower in problem gamblers than rest of population 04/05/17

Happiness levels lower in problem gamblers than rest of population

New research examining the collective costs of being a problem gambler, drawing on a survey of 10,000 UK adults, has found that problem gamblers rate their happiness as significantly lower than those gamblers who do not have a problem and non-gamblers. 

Exuberance caused the UK house price boom, according to Dr Alisa Yusupova 20/04/17

Exuberance caused the UK house price boom, according to Dr Alisa Yusupova

Dr Alisa Yusupova presented a research paper at the annual conference of the Royal Economics Society, exploring the cause of increasing house prices in England since the late 1980's.

BT has made a huge gamble on sport – but will it win? 21/03/17

BT has made a huge gamble on sport – but will it win?

How to get the best result from a £1.1 billion bet on football.

The US has gone from trailblazer to straggler in promoting transparency 21/03/17

The US has gone from trailblazer to straggler in promoting transparency

LUMS's Marwan Izzeldin and Heba Abou-El-Sood from Cairo University Faculty of Commerce discuss what new US legislation could mean for the oil market.

View the article on the Global Banking and Finance website