The Laboratory of Cultural Economics (LEC) was established within the National Research University Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg in 2011.
Main research projects of the LEC are focused on creative potential of cultural tourism, impacts of cultural events on cities’ development, role of creative industries in the contemporary socio-economic development, and role of gastronomic brands in tourist destination promotion. Please find more about our research projects here.
The LEC is made up of faculty, graduate students and researchers from management, economics and sociology departments of the HSE in St. Petersburg. The Lab is closely connected to the master's programme "Experience Economy: Hospitality and Tourism Management". Students of the programme actively participate in the Lab's projects developing and implementing their own research ideas guided by research fellows.
Laboratory of Cultural Economics participated in the Coference "St. Petersburg — We Accept Tourists"
At the end of June the Laboratory of Cultural Economics participated in the Coference "St. Petersburg — We Accept Tourists".
The Cinference was organized by KASSIR.RU in the Saint Petersburg Court Chapel. Alexey Gorgadze - research assistant of LEK - submitted the report "Digital traces of cultural tourism".
"Sustainable Tourism Development in the Changing World" conference was orginized by master-programme 'Cultural and Event Managment'
Elena Zelenskaya, a PhD student in Economics at HSE University St. Petersburg and an assistant researcher at the Laboratory for Cultural Economics, made a presentation at the international conference “Consumer Behaviour in Tourism” in Munich.