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Why Lord Hill’s role as EC finance commissioner is a poisoned chalice for Cameron 18/09/14

Why Lord Hill’s role as EC finance commissioner is a poisoned chalice for Cameron

Robert Read says that Lord Hill, the new EU finance commissioner, may find himself at the heart of implementing legislation to which his government at home is opposed.

The regulatory and compliance challenges of Islamic finance 09/09/14

The regulatory and compliance challenges of Islamic finance

Vasileios Pappas explores Islamic Banking in a piece for Thomson Reuters. 

View full article on Thomson Reuters.
Hard Evidence: are more older people going to university? 05/09/14

Hard Evidence: are more older people going to university?

At a time when more and more mature students are going into higher education, Dr Jill Johnes discusses what this rising trend in applications means for universities.

Professor Balasubramanyam Prize awarded to recent BSc Economics graduate 02/09/14

Professor Balasubramanyam Prize awarded to recent BSc Economics graduate

Joe Regan-Stansfield has received the Professor Balasubramanyam Prize for achievements in his studies of Development Economics at Lancaster University.

LUMS professor joins Deputy Prime Minister on trade mission to India 26/08/14

LUMS professor joins Deputy Prime Minister on trade mission to India

A LUMS economics professor is joining the UK's Deputy Prime Minister and a 40-strong trade delegation on a three-day visit to India.

Funding cuts reduce options for teenagers forced to stay in education after GCSE 22/08/14

Funding cuts reduce options for teenagers forced to stay in education after GCSE

Geraint Johnes and Beth Foley argue that as reforms to the school leaving age kick in, it’s far from clear whether the reforms will be effective, as institutions responsible for the training provision face significant cuts to resources.

Longer working lives: challenges to individuals, employers and government 13/08/14

Longer working lives: challenges to individuals, employers and government

Geraint Johnes describes new research on ageing from the Work Foundation and LUMS which it is hoped will provide insights valuable for organisations and government.

Islamic finance futures 23/07/14

Islamic finance futures

Vasileios Pappas reviews the 4th Islamic Banking and Finance Conference, hosted by the Gulf One Centre for Economic Research at LUMS, for Global Banking and Finance Review.

View full article on the Global Banking and Finance website.
Cost of student visa clampdown weighs heavily on colleges 18/07/14

Cost of student visa clampdown weighs heavily on colleges

Geraint Johnes says that targeting students and universities as part of a broader migration policy is neither appropriate nor innocuous.