Comment & analysis

LUMS researchers provide opinion and expert analysis of today's key issues.
Dropping the plan to ban junk food ads in prime time was a bad move – the UK will regret it 24/08/16

Dropping the plan to ban junk food ads in prime time was a bad move – the UK will regret it

The food industry says it wants to help in the fight against obesity – but it needs regulation, argues Gillian Hopkinson.

 Why novelty dining experiences are just another way of getting high 03/08/16

Why novelty dining experiences are just another way of getting high

Restaurants can open the 'Doors of Perception' too, says James Cronin.

Brexit Pivot 20/07/16

Brexit Pivot

Rather than the City being "a victim of Brexit", could it be "the pivot to prise UK-based financial services away from encroaching EU regulation"? Kim Kaivanto discusses.

View the article on the Global Banking and Finance website
‘Brexit,’ Business Schools, and Responsibility 14/07/16

‘Brexit,’ Business Schools, and Responsibility

LUMS Dean Angus Laing discusses how Brexit might impact on British Business Schools. 

View the article in BizEd Magazine
How sauerkraut is leading a food revolution 17/06/16

How sauerkraut is leading a food revolution

Shoppers have had it with supermarket science and instead are embracing more holistic styles of eating, explains James Cronin.

Sustainability through frugality? 13/06/16

Sustainability through frugality?

Professor Minna Halme discusses frugal innovation and how large companies are now becoming interested in creating products aimed at lower-income consumers.

Brexit and Forecasting 01/06/16

Brexit and Forecasting

In this blogpost, Professor Robert Fildes from the Centre for Forecasting offers his thoughts on the various forecasts offered by both the Remain and Leave campaigns. 

‘Recycling is for drunks, addicts and babushkas’ – inside Russia’s mafia-dominated waste industry 23/05/16

‘Recycling is for drunks, addicts and babushkas’ – inside Russia’s mafia-dominated waste industry

Even leaving glass bottles out for collection carries a social stigma, explains Minna Halme.

We need to expose and challenge gendered appearance norms 17/05/16

We need to expose and challenge gendered appearance norms

After Nicola Thorp was sent home from a job as a receptionist for refusing to wear high heels, Valerie Stead discusses gender and dress codes in a piece for HR Magazine.

View the article on the HR Magazine website