Comment & analysis

LUMS researchers provide opinion and expert analysis of today's key issues.
Funding cuts reduce options for teenagers forced to stay in education after GCSE 22/08/14

Funding cuts reduce options for teenagers forced to stay in education after GCSE

Geraint Johnes and Beth Foley argue that as reforms to the school leaving age kick in, it’s far from clear whether the reforms will be effective, as institutions responsible for the training provision face significant cuts to resources.

Eight year olds 'fear the effects' of student debt 13/08/14

Eight year olds 'fear the effects' of student debt

With one in four children worrying about family finances, Professor Cary Cooper writes in The Telegraph, asking why these concerns have been passed down to such a young generation.

View on The Telegraph website
Longer working lives: challenges to individuals, employers and government 13/08/14

Longer working lives: challenges to individuals, employers and government

Geraint Johnes describes new research on ageing from the Work Foundation and LUMS which it is hoped will provide insights valuable for organisations and government.

Cost of student visa clampdown weighs heavily on colleges 18/07/14

Cost of student visa clampdown weighs heavily on colleges

Geraint Johnes says that targeting students and universities as part of a broader migration policy is neither appropriate nor innocuous.

No room for workplace complacency despite 'green shoots' 18/07/14

No room for workplace complacency despite 'green shoots'

With UK sickness absence at an all-time low of 2.1%, Cary Cooper says it’s time for employers to tackle the culture of ‘presenteeism’.

View on the HR Magazine website
CEOs are more likely to be 'punished' as a result of takeovers 10/07/14

CEOs are more likely to be 'punished' as a result of takeovers

Research by Swarnodeep Homroy and colleagues reveals the negative consequences for CEOs as a result of poor company acquisitions.

Read on the Real Business website
US ideas have a disproportionate influence on business schools 07/07/14

US ideas have a disproportionate influence on business schools

David Collinson argues that the desire to publish in top, US-based journals has a homogenising effect on research.

Read on the Financial Times website
Does equity analyst research lack rigour and objectivity? 02/07/14

Does equity analyst research lack rigour and objectivity?

Research by LUMS academics reveals that when incentives for criticality are high, analysts are prepared to challenge management directly about performance and to give investors an objective view of the firm through their research notes.

Read on the Global Banking & Finance Review website
The skills mismatch 19/06/14

The skills mismatch

Geraint Johnes says that government, business and education must do more to make the matching of workers to jobs as efficient as possible.

Read on the Policy Network website