The Higher School of Economics is a research university that carries out its mission through scientific, educational, design, expert-analytical and socio-cultural activities based on international scientific and organizational standards. We recognize ourselves as part of the global academic community, we consider international partnerships, involvement in global university interaction as key elements of our progress. As a Russian university, we work for the benefit of Russia and its citizens.
The basis of our activity is theoretical and empirical research and dissemination of knowledge. Without compromising the quality of research and not limited to teaching fundamental scientific knowledge, we strive to provide a practical contribution to the construction of a new Russia.
1. Center for Market Studies and Spatial Economics
Academic Supervisors: Jacques-François Thisse and Kristian Behrens
The goal of the research laboratory is to obtain meaningful results in economic theory and empirical research based on a new class of models of market systems with free entry. The main direction of research carried out at the Laboratory is the development of a unified approach that can lead to a deeper understanding of the functioning of individual sectors of the economy, the structure and volume of international trade, the processes of formation of economic agglomerations and other related issues. The Laboratory conducts both theoretical and empirical research. Empirical projects are mainly related to the economy of the city, as well as to the spatial inequality of Russian regions.
2. International Laboratory of Intangible-driven Economy
Academic Supervisors: Angel Barajas
The Research Center brings together scientists and young researchers from the National Research University Higher School of Economics, as well as universities in Europe and America. The research group in St. Petersburg mainly implements projects in the field of digital business models and digital transformation of companies and markets.
3. Research Laboratory for Studies in Logistics (in Russian)
Academic Supervisor: Valery Lukinskiy
The Research Laboratory for Research in Logistics (RLRL) was established in September 2013 at the Higher School of Economics to carry out research and design work, as well as to organize additional professional education in the field of logistics on a commercial basis. The work of the Laboratory is based on promising scientific areas in the field of logistics and supply chain management with the active use of modern computer technologies.
4. International Laboratory of Game Theory and Decision Making
Academic Supervisor: Alexander S. Nesterov
The mission of the laboratory is to make St. Petersburg one of the world centers for research on the design of economic mechanisms and game theory.
Both of these areas have changed significantly over the past ten years. The complexity of the practical implementation of mechanisms and the complexity of the optimal behavior of agents began to play a huge role. This has led to the emergence of two thriving fields: algorithmic game theory and computational public choice theory. They were practically not represented in Russia, and one of the goals of the laboratory is to fill this gap by bringing together specialists in the design of mechanisms, cooperative and strategic games, mathematics, theoretical computer science and behavioral economics.