Laboratory of Sport Studies (LSS) is engaged in theoretical research and data analysis in the sports industry. The main research areas of the laboratory include:
- search for optimal strategies for the behavior of players and teams during the match;
- economic and financial regulation of the transfer market;
- predicting matches and competitions outcomes;
- optimal competitions calendar drafts;
- tournament rules design;
Moscow has hosted the second International Conference on the Economics of Football, organized by HSE, the New Economic School, and the Centre for Strategic Development. One of the most topical discussions at the conference was the impact of the 2018 World Cup on the development of the Russian regions, the sporting industry, and the economy as a whole.