Comment & analysis

LUMS researchers provide opinion and expert analysis of today's key issues.
Bonus gravy on top 27/05/14

Bonus gravy on top

Are high-earners forgoing part of their salary in return for bonuses? Detailed research by Colin Green has found this is not the case – though the situation looks different for low-earners.

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NEET hotspots – national improvement masks real issues for many places 22/05/14

NEET hotspots – national improvement masks real issues for many places

The number of young people not in employment, education or training (NEETs) has now fallen below a million. Geraint Johnes describes the broader regional patterns.

On a road to nothing, anywhere 10/04/14

On a road to nothing, anywhere

Anthony Hesketh offers a salutary example of why competing on service requires the right people, with the right skills, in the right place at the right time.

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Britain's economic future relies on seeking out the new 10/03/14

Britain's economic future relies on seeking out the new

Birgitte Andersen, Director of the Big Innovation Centre and an honorary professor at LUMS, argues the case for innovation as the key driver of economic growth and social progress.

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Service-intensive business model needed 23/01/14

Service-intensive business model needed

The shifts in business model required to keep UK manufacturing competitive will need bold leadership and experimentation, says Martin Spring.

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Why does Congress oppose gun laws backed by more than 90% of US citizens? 20/12/13

Why does Congress oppose gun laws backed by more than 90% of US citizens?

Maurizio Zanardi and colleagues show how electoral incentives might lead politicians to take a pro-gun stance, in line with the interests of a minority of the electorate.