Comment & analysis

LUMS researchers provide opinion and expert analysis of today's key issues.
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. 

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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.

Explainer: how does the weather affect the economy? 22/07/15

Explainer: how does the weather affect the economy?

Economist Geraint Johnes examines how a hot summer can affect our spending habits.

Greece is a reminder of the fragility of money and the need to deal with debt 13/07/15

Greece is a reminder of the fragility of money and the need to deal with debt

Joe Deville discusses the issues of debt forgiveness, money mobility and how they affect Greece.