Comment & analysis

LUMS researchers provide opinion and expert analysis of today's key issues.
Slot machining 20/04/15

Slot machining

On AirTrafficManagement.net, Konstantinos Zografos explains why voluntary scheduling guidelines developed and evolved over the years are not delivering the necessary levels of efficiency, and what is being done about it.

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Re-thinking the marketing approach to body image could benefit the bottom line 20/04/15

Re-thinking the marketing approach to body image could benefit the bottom line

In an opinion piece for Marketing Magazine, Caroline Gatrell discusses body image in advertising and its possible effects on self-image.

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How policymakers can help family firms 31/03/15

How policymakers can help family firms

In an opinion piece in Family Capital, Alfredo De Massis says that to really boost the economy, politicians need to focus on family firms, not start-ups.

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Professionalisation will get to the heart of the home care issue 30/03/15

Professionalisation will get to the heart of the home care issue

Lancaster’s new HELPcare project hopes to find the right model of continuing professional development and training for care workers across the EU, writes Carolyn Downs in Community Care.

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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.