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Valery E. Gordin

  • Tenured Professor (2018)
  • Distinguished Professor (2018)
  • Valery E. Gordin has been at HSE University since 2007.



Education, Degrees and Academic Titles

  • 1996
  • 1994

    Doctor of Sciences* in Economics and National Economy Management
    Thesis Title: Social policy in transition to a market economy

  • 1976

    Degree in National planning
    Voznesenskiy Leningrad Financial and Economic Institute

* Doctor of Sciences
A post-doctoral degree called Doctor of Sciences is given to reflect second advanced research qualifications or higher doctorates in ISCED 2011.

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience



Academic Title

Professor, Department of Economics and Management in a Social Sphere

Further training

2009: Innovative activity of a professor in the university's educational dimension

Professional interests

  • Service Industry Marketing
  • Management in Social Sphere
  • Economics of the nonprofit sector
  • Management of cultural and creative industries
  • Economics of cultural tourism

Academic Supervision

for a degree of Candidate of Science


Student Term / Thesis Papers

Full list of of student term / thesis papers

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)





Editorial board membership


  • 2016: Member of the Editorial Board, Вестник ВГИК.


2016 - 2017 - Culture for health (the Nordic Council of Ministers grant)

2014 - Development of creative industries (the Nordic Council of Ministers grant)

2010 - Grant of the Department of Academic Development "Laboratory of theatrical management".

2009 - 2010 - Preservation of cultural heritage and its usage in Russia. The grant was supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

2009 - Assessment of the culture organization effectiveness. Grant of the program of academic project development and study groups.

2005 - Evaluation of the usage effectiveness of budgetary funds by institutions of higher and secondary vocational education in the provision of educational services by them based on the results of the financial year (the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation grant).

1995 - 1996 - The role of the third sector organization in solving social problems (the Ministry of Secondary and Vocational Education grant)



  • 2021
    Youth as a Driver of Museum Development (St.Petersburg). Presentation: Youth as a driver of museum development project: why museums and why youth?
  • Studying Museum Reputation – RUSSIA 2021 (Санкт Петербург). Presentation: Reputation through the youth's eyes: the loyal community as a mediator between museum and youth
  • 2019
    XX April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development (Moscow, Russia). Presentation: The Imperial Factor in International Destination Marketing: The Cases of St. Petersburg and Istanbul
  • XVII Round-Table Discussion "Museums and Cultural Tourism Problems" (St.Petersburg, Russia). Presentation: Management of the excessive tourist flows in museums: Russian and foreign experience
  • Atlas Business Tourism Special Interest Group (Porvoo, Finland). Presentation: Using the cultural aspect in promoting MICE tourism products in the world's leading centers
  • International Conference "The Museum in the 21st Century. Updating the Museum Space: Architecture, Exhibitions, Educational Programme" (St.Petersburg, Russia). Presentation: Research of students' preferences and requests from Student clubs of the State Hermitage Museum and the State Russian Museum
  • International Conference "Future for Festivals" (St.Petersburg, Russia). Presentation: Competencies for the Future, in which not everyone will be taken
  • 2018
    Theoretical and Practical Conference “The Modern Museum Space: Architecture, Exhibitions, the Public” (St.Petersburg). Presentation: Analysis of Models of Working with Youth Audiences in World Museums
  • 2017
    IV Международная конференция «Евразийский вызов» (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Международная торговля туристскими услугами между странами ЕАЭС: регулирование и потенциал роста
  • VII International Cultural Forum (Ulyanovsk, Russia). Presentation: Prospects of the development of art incubation of students from art universities
  • International Conference "For the Beauty of Russian cities" (Vladikavkaz, Russia). Presentation: Creative spaces as a way to transforming the urban environment
  • IV International Conference "Eurasian challenge" (St.Petersburg, Russia). Presentation: "International trade in tourism services between the EAEU countries: regulation and growth potential "
  • 2015
    XVI April International Academic Conferenceon Economic and Social Development (Moscow). Presentation: Creative Gastronomy as a Basis for the Development of Creative Tourism in St. Petersburg
  • 2014
    Regional Gastronomy: Between tradition and innovation? A meeting organised by the ATLAS Tourism and Gastronomy Group With the support of:The International Institute for Gastronomy, Culture, Art and Tourism (IGCAT) (Понте да Лима). Presentation: «Gastronomic brand to strengthen the tourist attractiveness»
  • 4th International conference on tourism management and tourism related issues (Рим). Presentation: Тhe role of hotels in creation and promotion of destination gastronomic brand
  • 2012
    The Cultural Entrepreneurship Conference (CEC) Networked Cultural Heritage and its "Impact" on Place Branding (Пори). Presentation: Informal entrepreneurship in reeanctement movement
  • 2010
    St. Petersburg Conference for Researchers in the Field of Economics, Business and Society: Results of 2019 (St.Petersburg). Presentation: Management of the Museum Services Development



Research projects

2011: Innovative modes of innovation between cultural heritage and creative industries. Grant within the program of academic development "Scientific Academic Groups"

2010: Grant of the Directorate of Academic Development "Laboratory of Theatrical Management"

2009-2010: Preservation of cultural heritage and its use in Russia. Head of division "Analysis of cultural - cognitive tourism market in the project's regions". Project is supported by the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

2009: Evaluation of cultural organizations' effeciency. Grant within the program of academic development of the "Project Educational Groups"

2008-2009: Research of potential for cultural tourism development in St. Petersburg. Individual research project of the scientific fund of the Higher School of Economics

2005-2006: Budget process reform and cost management in Leningrad Region

  • section "Establishment of quality standards in provision of budget services";
  • section "Monitoring of Leningard region's budget sector, assessment of possibility and formation of conditions for transformation of budget-funded entities in other legal organizational forms".

2005: Effeciency evaluation of use of budget funds by higher and vocational educational institutions within the process of providing educational services in a fiscal year (Grant of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation)

2002: Program of cultural sphere development in St. Petersburg in 2003-2008 - directing composite authorship (Committee of Culture of St. Petersburg)










Employment history





Timetable for today

Full timetable

XX Annual Conference of the Cycle «Leontief Readings» 

On September 11, 2021, Valery Gordin and Anastasia Polomarchuk made a presentation at the conference «Regional Economic Development and Regional Policies».

HSE University – St. Petersburg Fosters Cooperation with the Netherlands

On the last Thursday, April 8, 2021, the Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in St Petersburg, Mr Lionel Veer and the Senior Expert of the Department of Press and Culture Ms Victoria Lourik paid a visit to HSE campus in St Petersburg.

XIX Round Table of the State Hermitage Museum “The Museum and Problems of Cultural Tourism”

On April 1, a researcher of the Laboratory, Irina Alekseevna Sizova delivered a report “Development of the digitalization process in the activities of Russian museums (based on the materials from a survey of members of the Union of Russian Museums)” within the framework of the 19th Round Table of the State Hermitage Museum “The Museum and Problems of Cultural Tourism”.

International Scientific and Practical Conference "Museum in the context of Education: Results and New vectors of development"

Valery Ernstovich Gordin, head of the Laboratory, and Irina Sizova, a researcher at the Laboratory, made a presentation at the International Scientific and Practical Conference "Museum in the context of education: results and new vectors of development", which was held on October 12-13 in a remote format.

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.

Museums Learn to Cope with Quarantine

How the pandemic has affected their online activity

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.

Conference Atlas Business Tourism Special Interest Group

At the beginning of May, the AtlasBusinessTourismSpecialInterestGroup Conference was held in Porvoo, Finland's second oldest city. Together with scientific adviser Y. V. Shokola and academic program supervisor V. E. Gordin, a student of Master's program presented a report on study called “Usage of the cultural aspect in the promotion of MICE tourism products in leading world centers”.

Presentation of the MP “Cultural and event tourism management” at the round table in the State Hermitage

On April 4, the seventeenth round table devoted to the theme of “Museums and the problems of cultural tourism” was held at the State Hermitage Museum. During it representatives of HSE - St. Petersburg - MP “Cultural and event tourism management”- Professor V. Gordin, Senior Lecturer Y.V. Shokola and 2nd year MP student A.A. Fokina gave a presentation.

20 Things You Might Not Know About HSE - St. Petersburg

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, HSE’s St Petersburg campus came up with the slogan ‘Time to Make Your Dreams Come True.’

Master's Thesis with the Promise of a PhD

Originally from Greece, Aikaterini Kandylidou is now a student in the Master's programme 'Experience Economy: Hospitality and Tourism Management'. Recently, she applied for an international conference in Spain with her Master's thesis abstract, and it was accepted. Here are her memories and impressions of the conference.

HSE Staff Members Awarded Status of Tenured Professor

On June 22, several HSE lecturers and staff members were awarded the status of Tenured Professor at a meeting of HSE Academic Council. Sixteen HSE staff members became Distinguished Professors at the Higher School of Economics for the first time.

Russian-Chinese Forum on Education and Entrepreneurship at HSE University St. Petersburg

On June 15, HSE University in St. Petersburg hosted the Russian-Chinese Forum on International Academic Cooperation and Entrepreneurship. The forum was dedicated to the development of bilateral cooperation in education, talent exchange and business development.

From the Swinging Pendulum of Consumer Demand to the Evolution of the Wedding Feast

The winners of the competition for the best project describing aspects of the country’s cultural, economic, social and educational history over the last 25 years have been announced.

St. Petersburg’s Gastronomic Brand Goes International

Scholars at HSE St. Petersburg have published their research in a new monograph for international tourism professionals. Dr. Valery Gordin, Deputy Director of HSE St. Petersburg and Head of the Laboratory of Cultural Economics, together with Dr. Julia Trabskaya, Leading Research Fellow at Laboratory of Cultural Economics, authored a chapter for a book entitled ‘Tourism Management, Marketing, and Development. Performance, Strategies, and Sustainability’. Palgrave Macmillan, a leading global publisher, issued this volume in December 2015.

St. Petersburg’s Gastronomic Brand Goes International

Scholars at HSE St. Petersburg have published their research in a new monograph for international tourism professionals.


of hotel restaurants in St. Petersburg offer only local cuisine.

Why is Museum Night Necessary?

The International Journal of Management Cases (IJMC)  released a joint article by HSE Professor Valery Gordin and Postgraduate Student Maria Dedova called, ‘Cultural Innovations and Consumer Behaviour: the Case of Museum Night’.

Cultural Events in Economic Reflection

From July 7 – 13, 2014, the Laboratory of Economics of Culture at the HSE in St. Petersburg held an International Summer School "Impacts of Cultural Events on Small and Medium-size Art-oriented Towns" (ICE – SMART). This was the first summer school organized as part of the master’s programme "Experience Economy: Hospitality and Tourism Management".

An Academic Approach to Cultural Tourism

The International Summer School, ‘Impacts of Cultural Events on Small and Medium-size Art-oriented Towns,’ has begun. Participants of the School include alumni of the Experience Economy: Hospitality and Tourism Management Master’s Programme, undergraduates and graduate students of HSE’s Moscow campus, as well as students, young lecturers and researchers from various universities in Poland, Slovenia, Kyrgyzstan, South Africa, and Japan.

International Summer School ICE-SMART 2014

On July 7-13 the Laboratory of Cultural Economics will hold an international summer school on ‘Impacts of Cultural Events on Small and Medium-size Art-oriented Towns’. Maria Dedova, Junior Research Fellow of the laboratory asked Valery Gordin, Head of the summer school to tell us about it.