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The latest news, expert comment and analysis from the Department of Economics.
What will the Lottery changes actually mean? 08/10/15

What will the Lottery changes actually mean?

Professor Ian Walker explains in the Mirror that changes coming in this weekend will make it about three times harder to win the jackpot. 

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Why we should worry less about rising CEO pay 05/10/15

Why we should worry less about rising CEO pay

Swarnodeep Homroy argues that it is compensation for the risk of dismissal, rather than greed, which is behind rising CEO salaries.

Top ten rankings for LUMS in Times Good University Guide 22/09/15

Top ten rankings for LUMS in Times Good University Guide

Lancaster University Management School has been ranked in the top ten for a number of subjects in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.

Higher fees 'cut drop-out rate' 02/09/15

Higher fees 'cut drop-out rate'

Research by economists Steve Bradley and Giuseppe Migali, showing that fewer university students dropped out after higher fees came in, features on the BBC website. 

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Call for papers: First Lancaster Game Theory Conference 17/08/15

Call for papers: First Lancaster Game Theory Conference

Lancaster’s first ever Game Theory Conference will take place this November.

 Is the Northern Powerhouse off the rails? 14/08/15

Is the Northern Powerhouse off the rails?

Economist Geraint Johnes examines Northern Powerhouse plans and claims they are in "utter confusion" in the Huffington Post. 

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Professor Balasubramanyam Prize the 'icing on the cake' for Economics graduate 14/08/15

Professor Balasubramanyam Prize the 'icing on the cake' for Economics graduate

Recent graduate Edward Cox is the winner of this year's Professor Balasubramanyam Prize, in recognition of his achievements in his studies of Development Economics.

Northern Powerhouse: cruel deception or cool conception? 06/08/15

Northern Powerhouse: cruel deception or cool conception?

Two parties. Two rivals. Two plans. One surprisingly similar outcome says LUMS economist Geraint Johnes.

Higher tuition fees reduce the risk of students dropping out of university 30/07/15

Higher tuition fees reduce the risk of students dropping out of university

When fees go up, dropout rates go down, according to research by economist Giuseppe Migali.