A team of Russian researchers affiliated with the HSE University, RANEPA, and NES found professional athletes to perform better against their former clubs. At least in some circumstances, emotions seem to have a greater effect on their performance than knowledge of the opponent's tactics. The study's findings are published in the Journal of Behavioural and Experimental Economics and may be useful for coaches, sports managers, and bookmakers.
The deadline for applications for a postdoc position is January 31.
HSE University and the Football Union of Russia (FUR)have agreed to conduct joint scientific and technological research and events. The Memorandum of Cooperation and Collaboration was signed by HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov and FUR Head Alexander Alaev. One of the most urgent projects will be the development of a system for appointing referees to matches.
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.
The HSE Laboratory of Sports Studies entered into an agreement with the Russian Premier League, Russia’s top division professional association football league, to collaborate on the creation of the League’s calendar for the 2019/2020 season.
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.
New Economic School (NES) and Higher School of Economics (HSE) with the support of the Center of Strategic Research (CSR) and the European Working Group “Operations Research in Sport” (OR in Sports), conduct in July 9-11 the II International Scientific Conference on the Economics of Football.