Comment & analysis

LUMS researchers provide opinion and expert analysis of today's key issues.
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
The human cost of Zika is clear, but will Brazil’s economy suffer too? 02/02/16

The human cost of Zika is clear, but will Brazil’s economy suffer too?

Economist Geraint Johnes reflects on other outbreaks to get to grips with the likely impacts of Zika.

How do celebrity chef campaigns motivate change? 02/02/16

How do celebrity chef campaigns motivate change?

James Cronin and Gillian Hopkinson explore if, and how, celebrity chef campaigns effect change in the Journal of Marketing Management.

View the article on the Journal of Marketing Management website
Is charisma the key success? 29/01/16

Is charisma the key success?

What are the qualities people look for in a leader? Could charisma be top of the list? Steve Kempster explores the issue. 

View the article on the Changeboard website
Do public sector workers really take more sick leave? 13/01/16

Do public sector workers really take more sick leave?

The picture is more complex than George Osborne lets on, says Stephen Bevan.