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The St. Petersburg School of Economics and Management, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE SEM) invites you to submit your research proposals and papers for its international scientific event 'Analytics for Management and Economics Conference' to be held in St. Petersburg on September 21-22, 2018 (AMEC 2018).


Keynote Speakers

Conference Key topics

Submissions are encouraged from, but not limited to the following tracks:

  • Empirical economics, firms and industry studies — chaired by Dr. Sergei Kokovin, HSE University, St. Petersburg
  • Quantitative corporate and international finance — chaired by Prof. Angel Barajas, HSE University, St. Petersburg
  • Applied network analysis for business and management — chaired by Prof. Valentina Kuskova, HSE University, Moscow
  • SMART marketing and customer analytics — chaired by Prof. Kimmo Alajoutsijärvi, Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics; HSE University, St. Petersburg
  • New HR trends and people analytics — chaired by Dr. Maria Plahotnik, HSE University, St. Petersburg
  • Rethinking strategic management for new economy — chaired by Dr. Florian Stache, HSE University, St. Petersburg
  • Operations research for advanced logistics and decision-making — chaired by Prof. Yuriy V. Fedotov, Graduate School of Management, SPbSU
  • Intangible-driven economy and data-led business models - chaired by Prof. Felix Lopez-Iturriaga, University of Valladoilid; HSE University, Perm
  • BRICS: emerging trends, leapfrogging and reverse innovations – chaired by Prof. Romie Littrell, HSE University, St. Petersburg
  • National and regional innovation systems – chaired by Prof. Slavo Radosevich, University Colledge London; HSE University, St. Petersburg
  • Corporate innovations and competitive advantages - chaired by Prof. Elena Rogova, HSE University, St. Petersburg
  • Big data for business and economics studies – chaired by Dr. Alexander Sirotkin, HSE University, St. Petersburg
  • Game theory and market design – chaired by Dr. Fedor Sandomirsky, HSE University, St. Petersburg
  • Institutions of Public Sector: Empirical Evidence - chaired by Dr. Elena Podkolzina, HSE University, Moscow

Call for Papers

This academic conference is initiated as a response to the emerging and fast-growing trends in Economics and Business management with a particular focus on analytical approaches, data-driven decision making, digital transformation and disruptive innovations in IT. HSE SEM having a pronounced expertise in analytics sees its role in connecting scholars and business practitioners worldwide. We seek to build a knowledge-led ecosystem around quantitative techniques applied to study economic and business phenomena. By contributing to this event, you will become a valuable part of the developing international academic network.

Together we will encourage discussion, explore the development of new data-driven economy and share our ideas with the most prominent experts in academia and business. Furthermore, AMEC 2018 organizes a special platform for young researchers. The PhD workshop held in the pre-conference days, on September 19-20, is a unique opportunity for academic beginners to discuss their studies with peers as well as distinguished professors and receive classes on advanced quantitative methods in business economics and management.


The scope of the conference is topically broad but places an emphasis on analytics and data. Should you have an interesting data setting or research question which requires in-depth empirical study do not hesitate to submit your proposal and contribute to AMEC 2018.

Academic research papers, case studies and work-in-progress are all welcome, while PhD Research, proposals for panel discussions, non-academic contributions and product demonstrations based on the main themes are also encouraged.


Submission details

Submissions of papers must be made through the Conference website. On the first stage an extended abstract up to 500 words is to be summited trough the Conference website in May. Upon the decision on acceptance  you will be asked to send a full paper to be considered for a publication in peer-review journals – partners of the conference.

Conference Programme

The programme will comprise both selected and invited presentations upon the decisions of the tracks’ chairs.

The AMEC 2018 programme

Panel Session

The first session “Business Education towards Industry 4.0” is supported by one of the leading international graduate programmes network QTEM (Quantitative Techniques in Economics and Management). The discussion is by Bruno van Pottelsberghe, chairman and dean of QTEM

The second panel invites business to take part in the discussion of the digital transformation of companies. This session is initiated by prominent international certification institution CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) one of the key partners of HSE SEM.

Call for PhD Proposals

The PhD workshop of AMEC 2018 will be held on September'19-20. The programme is available here. The PhD workshop seeks to bring together young researchers and distinguished scholars in fields of applied economics, finance and management to discuss the most relevant contemporary research designs, approaches and quantitative techniques. This pre-conference event is organized to equip doctoral students and future PhD candidates with new knowledge, profound expertise in the various fields of solid, data-led research. The emphasis of the workshop is put on the most topical issues in empirical studies: endogeneity, misspecification and omitted variables, panel data, structural equation modeling, experimental and quasi-experimental designs.

The programme of the PhD workshop comprises sessions delivered by leading international researchers, as well as group and individual work on PhD proposals with mentors. After the final presentation of the reviewed PhD proposals the best progress will be awarded and included in the main programme of AMEC 2018.

Applying to this PhD workshop students receive a number of networking opportunities interacting with peers and leading scholars in the field.

The workshop invites all current and future doctoral students to submit their research proposals for review and feedback. The research proposals should have a maximum length of 2000 words – with the following structure:

1. Introduction: problem statement, research question and hypothesis

2. Theoretical background of the research problem and literature review

3. Research design and methodology employed

4. Data description and pre-test analysis / Expected data

5. Empirical results and hypothesis testing / Expected results

6. Conclusions and discussions


Important Dates

Submissions open

30 MAY
All submissions close

Notification of decisions

Early bird registration closes

Final paper due (with any requested changes)

Final paper due 

Publication Opportunities

Papers accepted for the Conference will be considered for publication in special issues of international peer-reviewed journals. The best paper awards and a fast track review is offered by International Journal of Emerging Markets and European Journal of International Management.

Organising Committee

  • Prof. Angel Barajas
  • Prof. Elena Rogova
  • Prof. Romie Littrell
  • Dr. Elena Shakina
  • Elena Gruzinskaya
  • Anna Kotova
  • Dr. Vitalii Lipatnikov
  • Valeria Galchenko
  • Anna Daviy

Participation fee


Russian participants of the Conference Early bird registration fee
(until July 15, 2018)
Regular fee
Registration Fee 1750 RUB 3500 RUB
Gala Dinner 3500 RUB
Cultural Program 1500 RUB
Foreign participants of the Conference
Registration Fee 35 EURO 50 EURO
Gala Dinner 50 EURO
Cultural Program 25 EURO


Russian participants of the PhD-seminar & Conference Regular Fee
Registration Fee free
Gala Dinner 3500 RUB
Cultural Program 1500 RUB
Foreign participants of the PhD-seminar & Conference
Registration Fee free
Gala Dinner 3500 RUB
Cultural Program 1500 RUB


Conference Venue

The conference will take place at the main building of the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg.


HSE Saint Petersburg, 3, Kantemirovskaya ulitsa, Saint Petersburg, Russia

How to get there?

From Petrogradskaya Underground Station 

1. Petrogradskaya Underground Station
About 3 min, 220 m

2. Boarding at Petrogradskaya Station / L'va Tolstogo Square
31 trolleybus towards Severnyy Prospekt
К10, К131, К149, К175, К369 minibuses
5 min (4 stops)

3.Exit on the Vyborgskaya naberezhnaya bus stop
About 8 min, 600 m
The destination will be on your right.

Otherwise, we recommend you to ask your hotel reception to help order you a taxi or use Uber taxi service.

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