LUMS in the news: recent media coverage

Amazon and third-party sellers: a double-edged sword? 24/06/15

Amazon and third-party sellers: a double-edged sword?

Economist Geraint Johnes, quoted in an article in the Guardian, rejects the idea that Amazon is responsible for the creation of small businesses using Marketplace. 

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 The fiscal consequences of the oil price drop 24/06/15

The fiscal consequences of the oil price drop

The decline in oil prices will present some problems for oil-exporting countries, explain Heba Abou-El-Sood and Marwan Izzeldin in Public Finance International. 

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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".

Bank of England Inflation report bullish about productivity 18/06/15

Bank of England Inflation report bullish about productivity

Economist Geraint Johnes offers his view on the Bank of England's latest inflation report, which he says "comes to terms with reality" while remaining "starry eyed". 

National Lottery changes could make it 'too difficult' 17/06/15

National Lottery changes could make it 'too difficult'

Economist Ian Walker quoted in an article in the Express, arguing that the move to add more balls to the draw will lengthen the odds.

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'Suspiciously timed' trade disputes 16/06/15

'Suspiciously timed' trade disputes

Do US Presidents pursue international trade disputes to win votes? In an article published on the VOX CEPR website, LUMS economist Maurizio Zanardi and others argue that they do.

View full article on the VOX CEPR website