Comment & analysis

LUMS researchers provide opinion and expert analysis of today's key issues.
Fat Cat Tuesday: Huge CEO salaries aren't about greed – their jobs are high pressure and risky 06/01/16

Fat Cat Tuesday: Huge CEO salaries aren't about greed – their jobs are high pressure and risky

Swarnodeep Homroy argues that CEO salaries are high to compensate for the risk of dismissal in the International Business Times. 

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Backstage at COP21 – why business support for a climate deal is on the up 11/12/15

Backstage at COP21 – why business support for a climate deal is on the up

The business presence at COP21 may be on the sidelines but support for climate change is strong, says Gail Whiteman.

Mary Robinson: climate change ‘very likely’ to increase radicalisation 09/12/15

Mary Robinson: climate change ‘very likely’ to increase radicalisation

The Pentland Centre's Gail Whiteman is one of a team of experts who put their questions to UN special envoy and former Irish president Mary Robinson about the 2015 Paris climate negotiations.

Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas sales – can we forecast their effects? 30/11/15

Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas sales – can we forecast their effects?

Can we predict and manage the effect of promotions in supply chains? Are promotions beneficial to retailers? Nikolaos Kourentzes and Oliver Schaer discuss.

China's new maritime silk road: An opportunity for the revival of Africa? 30/11/15

China's new maritime silk road: An opportunity for the revival of Africa?

"China’s 21st Century Maritime Silk Road could be a game changer for Africa’s development," argue Wei Shen and colleagues in the Business Times. 

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Breakthrough carbon capture technique ushers in era of guilt-free gas 26/11/15

Breakthrough carbon capture technique ushers in era of guilt-free gas

LUMS's Mark Shackleton discusses a new technique which might change the future of fuel.