Comment & analysis

LUMS researchers provide opinion and expert analysis of today's key issues.
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
Explosive London housing bubble will spread to the rest of the UK 12/06/14

Explosive London housing bubble will spread to the rest of the UK

Escalating house prices are no longer just a London quirk – research by a team of LUMS economists supports the view that the housing market is the biggest issue for the UK economy. 

Winning on points? 10/06/14

Winning on points?

In the wake of recent EU election results Geraint Johnes assesses the government's immigration system and how we can move to a more informed debate.

Engaging with employees will keep your competitive edge 05/06/14

Engaging with employees will keep your competitive edge

Cary Cooper encourages employers to be enterprising, innovative and forward-thinking in their search for graduate talent.

View on the HR Magazine website
Those crying Not Under My Back Yard must not call the shots on fracking 04/06/14

Those crying Not Under My Back Yard must not call the shots on fracking

It's time for a dispassionate assessment of the risks of shale gas extraction and whether they can be managed, argues Mark Shackleton.