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The latest news, expert comment and analysis from the Department of Economics.
Economic recovery is 'patchy' 28/07/15

Economic recovery is 'patchy'

Economist Geraint Johnes explains that economic growth is not occurring at the same rate in different areas in a interview on Sky News. 

Watch the video on Sky News
Explainer: how does the weather affect the economy? 22/07/15

Explainer: how does the weather affect the economy?

Economist Geraint Johnes examines how a hot summer can affect our spending habits.

The skills shortage 21/07/15

The skills shortage

Economist Geraint Johnes features in an article on the skills deficit and what firms are doing about it in Economia magazine.

View full article in Economia magazine
Comedian Rainer Hersch honoured with alumni award 21/07/15

Comedian Rainer Hersch honoured with alumni award

A LUMS graduate who went on to become a musician and comedian has been presented with an alumni award during this year's graduation ceremonies.

Taster Days aim for a boom in economics interest 10/07/15

Taster Days aim for a boom in economics interest

Around 175 prospective students experienced life as a LUMS economics undergraduate at two events held recently in Lancaster and London.

What have falling oil prices meant for Gulf finances? 06/07/15

What have falling oil prices meant for Gulf finances?

It may be good news for Europe, but what effect has the fall in oil prices had on oil-exporting countries? Economist Marwan Izzeldin examines the impact in Global Banking and Finance Review.

View full article on the Global Banking and Finance Review website
Without Network Rail upgrades, the Northern Powerhouse will falter 01/07/15

Without Network Rail upgrades, the Northern Powerhouse will falter

Improvements in infrastructure are of vital importance in revitalising the northern economy, explains economist Geraint Johnes. 

Is selling off RBS shares a good idea? 24/06/15

Is selling off RBS shares a good idea?

On Public Finance website, economist Kim Kaivanto examines the Chancellor's decision to sell off Government shares in RBS and says skeptics are falling victim to some investment fallacies. 

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Amazon and third-party sellers: a double-edged sword? 24/06/15

Amazon and third-party sellers: a double-edged sword?

Economist Geraint Johnes, quoted in an article in the Guardian, rejects the idea that Amazon is responsible for the creation of small businesses using Marketplace. 

View full article on The Guardian website