Comment & analysis

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

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". 

Four ways to get more women into leadership at universities 12/06/15

Four ways to get more women into leadership at universities

Valerie Stead looks at Louise Richardson's appointment as vice-chancellor of Oxford University and examines ways to get more female leaders in higher education.

Why the UK government is willing to take a loss on RBS 12/06/15

Why the UK government is willing to take a loss on RBS

Mark Shackleton and Kim Kaivanto argue that the Government's decision to sell its stake in RBS will level the playing field with other banks.