Comment & analysis

LUMS researchers provide opinion and expert analysis of today's key issues.
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.

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.

Watch the video on YouTube
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. 

View the article on the Huffington Post
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.