Comment & analysis

LUMS researchers provide opinion and expert analysis of today's key issues.
Why attacking free trade is great politics and bad economics 23/01/17

Why attacking free trade is great politics and bad economics

Research on Protectionism in American politics, by Paola Conconi, Giovanni Facchini and Maurizio Zanardi, is examined in Fortune.

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Knocking forecasters – the New Year’s message 16/01/17

Knocking forecasters – the New Year’s message

Professor Robert Fildes discusses a recent article by the Guardian.

Why Istanbul is struggling to become an international financial centre 11/01/17

Why Istanbul is struggling to become an international financial centre

Does the Turkish government have ulterior motives in its attempt to make Istanbul a global financial centre?

Professor Maurizio Zanardi on the 2016 international trade deals that affect all of us 28/11/16

Professor Maurizio Zanardi on the 2016 international trade deals that affect all of us

Professor Maurizio Zanardi discusses international trade deals and why more people should learn about Economics in this short video for invstr.

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Losing the Presidency: The role of Gender Politics in Hillary Clinton’s downfall 09/11/16

Losing the Presidency: The role of Gender Politics in Hillary Clinton’s downfall

Dr Valerie Stead looks at the role which sexism and gender have played in the US Election. 

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The Arctic is the real barometer of global risk
27/09/16

The Arctic is the real barometer of global risk

Professor Gail Whiteman from the Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business discusses Arctic ice melt and its impact on business.

Why Britain should play the long game with its Brexit strategy 21/09/16

Why Britain should play the long game with its Brexit strategy

With patience and a degree of moral ambivalence, the UK may find an EU that is increasingly open to the idea of free trade without free movement of people says Kim Kaivanto.

The Arctic just had the warmest winter on record. The repercussions will be global 16/09/16

The Arctic just had the warmest winter on record. The repercussions will be global

What happens in the Arctic doesn't stay in the Arctic, explain Gail Whiteman and Jeremy Wilkinson.

View the blog post on the World Economic Forum website
Forget the FTSE 500: the Arctic is the real barometer of global risk 16/09/16

Forget the FTSE 500: the Arctic is the real barometer of global risk

Rapid changes in the Arctic are a warning sign that our social-ecological-economic system is out of whack, argue Gail Whiteman and Jeremy Wilkinson.

View the blog post on the World Economic Forum website