Comment & analysis

LUMS researchers provide opinion and expert analysis of today's key issues.
How falling output is forcing a pay squeeze 24/05/17

How falling output is forcing a pay squeeze

Professor Geraint Johnes discusses a fall in the rate of pay growth across the construction industry.  

View the article on Construction News
Gambling’s ‘crack cocaine’ is devastating lives and not doing much for the economy either 17/05/17

Gambling’s ‘crack cocaine’ is devastating lives and not doing much for the economy either

For some people, fixed-odds betting terminals are ferociously addictive, producing big profits for bookies and a rise in problem gambling. Carolyn Downs asks what's the solution?

LUMS Professor discusses the Government's Industrial Strategy 12/04/17

LUMS Professor discusses the Government's Industrial Strategy

Professor Martin Spring explores the role productivity plays in the success of the Government's Industrial Strategy.

Grow your own: The apprenticeships levy 28/03/17

Grow your own: The apprenticeships levy

Neil Ralph sets out what small businesses need to know about the Apprenticeships Levy. 

View the article on the Small Business Charter website
BT has made a huge gamble on sport – but will it win? 21/03/17

BT has made a huge gamble on sport – but will it win?

How to get the best result from a £1.1 billion bet on football.

The US has gone from trailblazer to straggler in promoting transparency 21/03/17

The US has gone from trailblazer to straggler in promoting transparency

LUMS's Marwan Izzeldin and Heba Abou-El-Sood from Cairo University Faculty of Commerce discuss what new US legislation could mean for the oil market.

View the article on the Global Banking and Finance website
FCO leverages UK HE soft power 15/03/17

FCO leverages UK HE soft power

Dr Kim Kaivanto discusses how the FCO is using "the ground game" to open up new markets for UK industry. 

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.

View the article on the Fortune website
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.