Comment & analysis

LUMS researchers provide opinion and expert analysis of today's key issues.
The vicious circle of low status homecare work must be broken 05/03/15

The vicious circle of low status homecare work must be broken

The majority of homecare workers are immigrants who do a great job, syas Dr Carolyn Downs in The Guardian, but care work needs to be a more attractive and credible career option.

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DevoManc: can it make the NHS a success? 02/03/15

DevoManc: can it make the NHS a success?

The United Kingdom's second city will finally take control of its own health, but it's a risky venture, says Professor Mike West.

What’s gone wrong at HSBC? 26/02/15

What’s gone wrong at HSBC?

Kim Kaivanto, writing in The Conversation, asks why HSBC so often finds itself mired in controversy.

A bit more evidence on pay below the living wage 24/02/15

A bit more evidence on pay below the living wage

Geraint Johnes talks about the living wage and the groups of people who are not earning it.

Greece will stay in the euro – for now 24/02/15

Greece will stay in the euro – for now

Greece has been saved from expulsion for now but it would be unwise to speculate on how long its euro membership can continue, says John Whittaker in The Conversation.

How did the pollsters get it all so remarkably wrong? 24/02/15

How did the pollsters get it all so remarkably wrong?

Geraint Johnes examines the General Election campaigns and results.