Comment & analysis

LUMS researchers provide opinion and expert analysis of today's key issues.
The UK gender pay gap: Lessons from Hollywood 10/11/15

The UK gender pay gap: Lessons from Hollywood

Figures released by the TUC show that the UK gender pay gap for top earners is currently 55%. Recent revelations from Hollywood show that both social and political action is needed to reduce this shocking statistic once and for all.

Pharma use loophole to hike up the price of drugs – so why doesn’t the NHS stop it? 30/10/15

Pharma use loophole to hike up the price of drugs – so why doesn’t the NHS stop it?

We should be asking what a recent expose of drug price rises tells us about how health is being managed in the UK, argues Chris Ford. 

Targets to bring women into the boardroom are missing the point 30/10/15

Targets to bring women into the boardroom are missing the point

Swarnodeep Homroy and Colin Green argue that quotas do not necessarily solve the underlying cause of gender inequality.

Lessons from VW
27/10/15

Lessons from VW

Professor Bryan Lukas, from Lancaster's Marketing department, talks about what we can learn from the VW emissions scandal from a branding perspective. 

Clinton’s anti-drugmaker rhetoric may win votes, but does it threaten our long-term health? 16/10/15

Clinton’s anti-drugmaker rhetoric may win votes, but does it threaten our long-term health?

Clinton, who named drug companies among her enemies in this week's debate, is pushing policies that could hamper the flow of new medicines, argues Chris Ford in The Conversation. 

How data empowered the economic individual and gained a Nobel for Angus Deaton 13/10/15

How data empowered the economic individual and gained a Nobel for Angus Deaton

This year's award recognises the value of micro analysis and good, old-fashioned legwork, argues Dr Vincent O'Sullivan.