General Economics Conference with Sports Economics Sessions

National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia)
April 10-13, 2018

The April Conference of the Higher School of Economics (HSE) is the main forum in Russia in social sciences, first of all, in Economics. Last years, about 1500 colleagues participated in these conferences including honorary speakers – Nobel laureates Kenneth Arrow, Eric Maskin and Muhammad Yunus.

HSE invites researchers to submit papers for presentation at the `Sports studies’ section of the conference. Section comprises theoretical and empirical research papers that deal with economic, social, and managerial problems of sports industry. The articles on the following possible topics are very welcome: success factors in sport, leagues regulation, tournament design, contest theory, tournament and match strategies development, corruption, betting, spectator interest studies, financial and social issues of sporting mega-events, scheduling, competitive balance, eSports and other.

The deadline for submitting an extended abstract is November 13, 2017. Submission is through on-line registration at

A detailed summary of the proposed presentation should be attached to the application, in Word or RTF file, in 1-3 pages with 1.5 line spacing (up to 7000 symbols). The abstract should clearly state the problem of the paper, the approach to its solution (in particular, if there is a model based on the analysis), and the main findings. It should indicate the main novelty of the results in comparison with the known, previously published works. Abstracts which are less than 1 page in length will not be accepted.

Working languages of the Conference are Russian and English. Simultaneous translation will be available during all plenary and some session meetings. If you have any questions, please contact Olga Grigorenko (; conferenceprogr amme, online registration etc.) or Dmitry Dagaev (; questions related to `Sports
studies’ section).