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Professor Balasubramanyam Prize awarded to two recent BSc Economics graduates 22/07/16

Professor Balasubramanyam Prize awarded to two recent BSc Economics graduates

James Western and Gerda Buchmüller have received the Professor Balasubramanyam Prize for achievements in their studies of Development Economics at Lancaster University.

Brexit Pivot 20/07/16

Brexit Pivot

Rather than the City being "a victim of Brexit", could it be "the pivot to prise UK-based financial services away from encroaching EU regulation"? Kim Kaivanto discusses.

View the article on the Global Banking and Finance website
Women’s job satisfaction drops to same level as men 13/06/16

Women’s job satisfaction drops to same level as men

Research by LUMS academics reveals that modern women expect more from their workplaces than those in the early 90s.

View the article on The Scotsman website
Economists win Bank of England One Bank Research Competition 09/05/16

Economists win Bank of England One Bank Research Competition

Two academics from Lancaster’s Department of Economics have won a prestigious award for their research on financial regulation.

How round-the-clock drinking did increase binge culture after all 04/05/16

How round-the-clock drinking did increase binge culture after all

The Telegraph discusses a report by Lancaster University researchers on the effects of longer licensing hours, quoting Professor Colin Green.

View the article on The Telegraph website
Economist delivers talk on Islamic Finance at government conference 03/05/16

Economist delivers talk on Islamic Finance at government conference

A LUMS economist has spoken about Islamic Finance before an audience of government figures.

The growth of London house prices has slowed down, new data suggests 19/04/16

The growth of London house prices has slowed down, new data suggests

Research from the UK Housing Market Observatory shows that London house price growth is nearly three times lower than it was in the last quarter of 2015. 

View the article on the Property Wire website
The Brexit Conundrum 13/04/16

The Brexit Conundrum

Uncertainty around the Brexit will damage overseas investment into the UK, says LUMS economist Dr Maurizio Zanardi.

View the article on the New Statesman website
How British ‘cafe culture’ drinks revolution ended in failure 21/03/16

How British ‘cafe culture’ drinks revolution ended in failure

Research by LUMS economists shows that the relaxation of drinking hours has resulted in a rise in binge drinking, reports the Guardian.

View the article on the Guardian website