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Tag "IQ"

This Is How We Will Win!

HSE experts have determined that the overconfidence of head football coaches is positively connected with the results of the team. Researchers analysed the behaviour of coaches in the Russian Football Premier League (RFPL). The results of the study have been published in the International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching.

Online Courses No Less Effective Than Offline

Researchers at the Centre of Sociology at HSE’s Institute of Education conducted an experiment to evaluate the effectiveness of massive open online courses (MOOCs) at three Russian universities. According to their findings, students’ results are independent of course format, that is, whether the course is online or offline.

Economics of eSports

Economics of eSports
Per capita GDP can make a difference in a country’s performance in competitive computer gaming, according to a study conducted by researchers at HSE Perm. While a substantial amount of research focuses on traditional sports, few studies have so far examined eSports. Two HSE researchers examined a resource providing information on tournaments, winners and prizes – for country-level determinants of performance in competitive computer gaming. 

Consuming More: Why Economic Growth Does Not Necessarily Contribute To Human Happiness

Economic growth in developed countries has a dual effect. On one hand, people's living standards and consumer spending are on the rise, but on the other hand, this does not necessarily make people happy and may in fact erode subjective wellbeing and lead to economic crises. A new study co-authored by Francesco Sarracino, HSE LCSR Senior Associate Researcher, examines the reasons behind this phenomenon.

How to Get the Most Out of Foreign Investment

Researchers at the Higher School of Economics (HSE University) have revealed that Russian companies need to invest in the development of intellectual resources in order to maximize the benefits from partners in developed countries. Results of the study have been published in the journal, Knowledge Management Research & Practice.

Researchers Have Found a Link Between Earthquakes and Currency Jumps

Mathematicians at HSE have successfully demonstrated the use of a Japanese model which detects seismic activity in predicting currency risks. The research results have been published in an article entitled 'Hawkes Processes for Forecasting Currency Crashes: Evidence from Russia'.

Do Companies Need Corporate Universities?

Do Companies Need Corporate Universities?
Researchers at the HSE International Laboratory of Intangible-driven Economy (IDlab) have examined the role of corporate universities in developing human capital and improving performance. Their findings were published in the Journal of Intellectual Capital.

How Does Living in a Big City Increase Life Expectancy?

Inhabitants of Moscow and St Petersburg live significantly longer than people living in other regions of Russia, according to a recent study carried out by researchers at the Higher School of Economics.

Communisation of Death

Communisation of Death
Mass graves became a reality of the first decades of Soviet Russia: victims of the revolution, famine, epidemics, political repression, the Civil War and World War II were often buried in common rather than individual graves. Over the centuries, Russians had regarded such practice as unusual and rarely acceptable. Soviet power needed to change popular mentality and give a new meaning to mass burials for both ideological and political reasons. Svetlana Malysheva studied this phenomenon.

Smartphones Сome in Handy for the Rare Cosmic Particles Search

Smartphones Сome in Handy for the Rare Cosmic Particles Search
Researchers from the Laboratory of Methods for Big Data Analysis (LAMBDA) at the Higher School of Economics have improved their way of analyzing ultra-high energy cosmic rays (UHECR) with the use of mobile phones. The work has been carried out as part of the CRAYFIS experiment and the results were presented at the 22nd International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics.