Comment & analysis

LUMS researchers provide opinion and expert analysis of today's key issues.
More research will help us break marketing's enduring glass ceiling 25/03/15

More research will help us break marketing's enduring glass ceiling

Writing in Marketing Magazine, Caroline Gatrell says that in the marketing industry, male executives dominate senior roles despite the number of women in the industry.

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EU mortgage rules are tame - we need finance ‘gazumping’ 24/03/15

EU mortgage rules are tame - we need finance ‘gazumping’

In an opinion piece on the FT Adviser blog, LUMS economist Kim Kaivanto says that the new mortgage lending cooling-off period needs an element of active competition.

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Manifesto Check: Conservatives convince on cutting the deficit but the price may be growth 17/03/15

Manifesto Check: Conservatives convince on cutting the deficit but the price may be growth

With the most rapid deficit reduction programme, the Conservatives will struggle to achieve economic growth, says William Tayler, of the School’s Economics Department.

What you need to know about the deficit ahead of the Budget 17/03/15

What you need to know about the deficit ahead of the Budget

As Chancellor George Osborne prepares to deliver his pre-election budget, Geraint Johnes says that the key issue remains the deficit.

More research will help us break marketing's enduring glass ceiling 13/03/15

More research will help us break marketing's enduring glass ceiling

Writing in Marketing Magazine, Caroline Gatrell says more research is needed to develop new and creative ways to encourage women to drive forward their marketing careers.

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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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