Comment & analysis

LUMS researchers provide opinion and expert analysis of today's key issues.
Why Lord Hill’s role as EC finance commissioner is a poisoned chalice for Cameron 18/09/14

Why Lord Hill’s role as EC finance commissioner is a poisoned chalice for Cameron

Robert Read says that Lord Hill, the new EU finance commissioner, may find himself at the heart of implementing legislation to which his government at home is opposed.

Hard Evidence: are more older people going to university? 05/09/14

Hard Evidence: are more older people going to university?

At a time when more and more mature students are going into higher education, Dr Jill Johnes discusses what this rising trend in applications means for universities.

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.

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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.