Comment & analysis

LUMS researchers provide opinion and expert analysis of today's key issues.
Higher tuition fees reduce the risk of students dropping out of university 30/07/15

Higher tuition fees reduce the risk of students dropping out of university

When fees go up, dropout rates go down, according to research by economist Giuseppe Migali.

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.

Greece is a reminder of the fragility of money and the need to deal with debt 13/07/15

Greece is a reminder of the fragility of money and the need to deal with debt

Joe Deville discusses the issues of debt forgiveness, money mobility and how they affect Greece. 

Corporate governance and the pricing of shares 08/07/15

Corporate governance and the pricing of shares

Accounting and Finance's Wendy Beekes and Qiyu Zhang and others explain how better corporate governance does not lead to more efficient share pricing in Finance Monthly.

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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.

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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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Why the Pope needs the Boardroom 22/06/15

Why the Pope needs the Boardroom

As the Pope's call for sustainability faces a backlash, Gail Whiteman argues that the time will come when religious and business leaders regard each other as allies. 

Chancellors are human.... 18/06/15

Chancellors are human....

Economist Geraint Johnes worries that Chancellor George Osborne's plan for a "lock" on taxes and borrowing will "wrap the country in chains".