Comment & analysis

LUMS researchers provide opinion and expert analysis of today's key issues.
Firms that exploit the dark side of technology will find it leads to losses as well as gains 02/09/15

Firms that exploit the dark side of technology will find it leads to losses as well as gains

Following allegations of harsh working practices at Amazon, Monideepa Tarafdar talks about the dangers of technology in the workplace.

Five reasons to care about Arctic ice melt 02/09/15

Five reasons to care about Arctic ice melt

The Pentland Centre's Gail Whiteman and Jeremy Wilkinson discuss why a shrinking Arctic matters, including its effects on the economy.

View full blog post on the World Economic Forum website
The future of traditional TV looks bleak, and it shouldn’t worry us 28/08/15

The future of traditional TV looks bleak, and it shouldn’t worry us

Change is on the cards for traditional TV broadcasters, but the future also offers exciting opportunities, writes Martin Friesl in The Conversation.

 Is the Northern Powerhouse off the rails? 14/08/15

Is the Northern Powerhouse off the rails?

Economist Geraint Johnes examines Northern Powerhouse plans and claims they are in "utter confusion" in the Huffington Post. 

View full article on the Huffington Post website
Northern Powerhouse: cruel deception or cool conception? 06/08/15

Northern Powerhouse: cruel deception or cool conception?

Two parties. Two rivals. Two plans. One surprisingly similar outcome says LUMS economist Geraint Johnes.

Higher tuition fees reduce the risk of students dropping out of university 30/07/15

Higher tuition fees reduce the risk of students dropping out of university

When fees go up, dropout rates go down, according to research by economist Giuseppe Migali.