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Laboratory of Cultural Economics

Ecosystem as the Source of Entrepreneurial Opportunities.

Trabskaya J., Mets T.

Foresight and STI Governance. 2019. Vol. 4. No. 13. P. 10-22.

Book chapter
Digital Footprint of Cultural Events: The Case of Museum Night in Russia

Gorgadze A.

In bk.: Digital Transformation and Global Society. Fourth International Conference, DTGS 2019, St. Petersburg, Russia, June 19–21, 2019, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, 2019. P. 422-431.

Laboratory of Cultural Economics (LCE) is focused on the development and research of applied and basic projects in the field of hospitality and experience management, primarily contributing significantly to the development of the tourist brand of Russian destinations. Multilateral research covers such areas as tourism, gastronomy, museum management, creative spaces, hotel sector, event management and many others.

The laboratory works closely with the Master's program Arts and Сulture Management, providing students with the opportunity to take internships, participate in research projects with senior colleagues and implement their ideas.

since 2011

>30 studies
conducted by the laboratory team
115 publications
released in international (Scopus, Web of Science) and russian (RSCI, VAK) journals
63 conferences
visited by the staff members of the Laboratory


Museums Set to Diversify Visitation Formats after the Lockdown

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.

Festival as a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary project: competencies of festival managers

On June 16, Gordin Valery Ernstovich, head of the Laboratory of Culture Economics, was the speaker of an online seminar which was held as a part of the continuing education course “Technologies for Organization and Promotion of Events” developed by the Institute of Cultural Programs.

Excessive flows of visitors were discussed at the Hermitage

Tutors and lecturers of the master's program “Cultural and event tourism management” V.E. Gordin, Ya.V. Shokola, I.A. Sizova and A.N. Kudelkina, a first-year student of the program, gave a presentation at the State Hermitage at the seminar “Visitor and Attendance. Organizational, legal and economic aspects”. Their presentation was the result of the research conducted over the past year.

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