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;
Experts from the HSE Laboratory of Sports Studies at the Faculty of Economic Sciences have developed software to create the Russian Premier League’s season calendar. According to the League's management, this approach proved effective last season when special algorithms were first used.
LSS staff took part in the discussion on Strategy for the Development of Physical Culture and Sports in the Russian Federation until 2030
In April, the Russian Ministry of Sports published a draft Strategy for the Development of Physical Culture and Sports in the Russian Federation until 2030 and invited interested parties to participate in a public discussion of the document. The laboratory staff prepared their comments and observations.
In the latest issue of the magazine "Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture", an article by Ekaterina Kulinicheva "Cultural Appropriation" as a Tool in Modern Olympic Uniform Design: How It Is Used and Received" was published.
Congratulations to Igor Karpov on admission to the PhD program in Economics at the University of Chicago!
Research assistant of LSS and senior student of HSE and NES Joint Programme in Economics Igor Karpov was admitted to the PhD program in Economics at the University of Chicago! Congratulations to Igor!
On March 13, 2020, Ekaterina Kulinicheva spoke in Kaluga with the popular science lecture "How sports shoes got out of the gym to city streets and fashion catwalks", which is dedicated to the history of sports shoes in the context of everyday life history.
Laboratory of Sport Studies is recruiting up to 3 research assistants as part of the additional recruitment of undergraduate and postgraduate students to scientific departments under the HSE Basic Research Program.
In a series of working papers of the Basic Research Program preprints, the paper by our colleagues was published on a comparative assessment of the defensive and attacking actions of football players.
On February 9, 2020, Ekaterina Kulinicheva spoke in St. Petersburg with the popular science lecture "The Temptation of Comfort. The history of sports shoes", dedicated to the history and cultural biography of sports shoes.
Leonid Parfyonov about the book by Ekaterina Kulinicheva "Sneakers. The cultural biography of sports shoes"
In the 41st episode of "Parfenon", Leonid Parfyonov talks about Ekaterina Kulinicheva’s book "Sneakers. The cultural biography of sports shoes"
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has published a comprehensive study of the economics of Russian football (2019/20 season). PwC notes the creation of the League’s calendar based on optimization algorithms in a study among key initiatives aimed at optimizing business process