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The latest news, expert comment and analysis from the Department of Economics.
Social Sciences at Lancaster ranked in the world's top 100 09/11/15

Social Sciences at Lancaster ranked in the world's top 100

Social Sciences at Lancaster have been ranked in the world’s top 100 in The Times Higher World Subject Rankings 2015/16.

London property bubble risks are overblown, say agents 09/11/15

London property bubble risks are overblown, say agents

A report in the Financial Times cites research from LUMS's UK Housing Market Observatory, which predicts a housing price bubble in London.

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London housing bubble 06/11/15

London housing bubble

This is Money discusses research from Lancaster's UK Housing Observatory which warns that London could be on the cusp of a housing "bubble".

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City execs' bonuses should be tied to gender balance targets 04/11/15

City execs' bonuses should be tied to gender balance targets

Research by LUMS's Professor Colin Green and Dr Swarnodeep Homroy is highlighted in this article on gender diversity in business in the Guardian.

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Is London heading for another property price bubble as soon as 2017? 03/11/15

Is London heading for another property price bubble as soon as 2017?

Ivan Paya, from LUMS's UK Housing Market Observatory, warns that current price rises in the London housing market are unsustainable and could "burst". 

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Targets to bring women into the boardroom are missing the point 30/10/15

Targets to bring women into the boardroom are missing the point

Swarnodeep Homroy and Colin Green argue that quotas do not necessarily solve the underlying cause of gender inequality.

LUMS academics release report on Living Wage 27/10/15

LUMS academics release report on Living Wage

Two LUMS academics are among the authors of a report looking at the effects of the Living Wage on care home workers.

How data empowered the economic individual and gained a Nobel for Angus Deaton 13/10/15

How data empowered the economic individual and gained a Nobel for Angus Deaton

This year's award recognises the value of micro analysis and good, old-fashioned legwork, argues Dr Vincent O'Sullivan. 

Launch of new UK Housing Market Observatory 09/10/15

Launch of new UK Housing Market Observatory

Lancaster's Economics Department has launched a new UK Housing Market Observatory, featuring a website that provides detailed analysis of the dynamics of house prices nationwide.