Comment & analysis

LUMS researchers provide opinion and expert analysis of today's key issues.
Dr Maurizio Zanardi on the latest UK overseas trade figures
11/03/16

Dr Maurizio Zanardi on the latest UK overseas trade figures

Maurizio Zanardi, from the Department of Economics, explains why the latest figures are nothing to worry about.

Is scrapping the €500 note more about interest rates than counter-terrorism? 10/03/16

Is scrapping the €500 note more about interest rates than counter-terrorism?

Scrapping €500 notes would inconvenience money launderers; it would also help the European Central Bank to make interest rates more negative, says John Whittaker.

The way schools are funded in England is ripe for reform – here’s why 08/03/16

The way schools are funded in England is ripe for reform – here’s why

Geraint Johnes discusses the government's proposals for a new schools funding formula.

Improved tactical sales forecasting for global supply chains: how to use leading indicators? 26/02/16

Improved tactical sales forecasting for global supply chains: how to use leading indicators?

Long term tactical sales forecasts are vital for effective steering of global supply chains. Events and changing markets can cause radical changes from business as usual. How can manufacturers update their forecasts?

The European refugee crisis: What we can learn from refugees in Sub-Saharan Africa 17/02/16

The European refugee crisis: What we can learn from refugees in Sub-Saharan Africa

A blog post co-authored by economist Jean-Francois Maystadt examines the economic impact refugees have had in Africa.

View the blog post on the World Bank website
Text analytics mines corporate reports for fraud 15/02/16

Text analytics mines corporate reports for fraud

Regulators are using text analytics to identify fraudulent information revealed in annual reports, Steve Young reports on the ACCA website.

View the article on the ACCA website