The Laboratory of Cultural Economics conducts fundamental and applied scientific research, devoted to current issues of the development of the culture and creative industries sphere. The main emphasis in the research carried out by the Laboratory staff is placed on the study of socio-economic, managerial and information technology changes that affect cultural organizations.
The Laboratory implements projects on demand of cultural authorities of various levels, as well as a number of international projects in cooperation with foreign universities. The laboratory participates in programs to attract Russian and foreign postdocs.
The Laboratory attracts students of various master's and bachelor's programs to conduct research, which results in term papers and final thesis, and to organize project activities.
HSE University’s Laboratory of Cultural Economics provides the “Youth as a Driver of Museum Development” International Conference.
At the annual event for start-up entrepreneurs VentureLab Weekend on March 19-21, participants of the international project 'Youth as a Driver of Museum Development', implemented by the Laboratory of Cultural Economics with the support of the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in St. Petersburg, presented three projects that expand the opportunities for museums to interact with visitors.
Researchers at the HSE Laboratory of Cultural Economics (LCE) in St. Petersburg studied museums’ visitation policies during the lockdown measures. From June 1 – 9, 2020, the Laboratory of Cultural Economics joined the Russian Union of Museums to conduct a survey of 230 museums.