'HSE Offers Great Knowledge and Huge Opportunities, and Lets you Develop Various Capabilities’
Alexey Chmykhov graduated from HSE Perm in Economics in 2015. He is now studying for an MA in Finance while working as a research assistant at the HSE International Laboratory of the Intangible-driven Economy in Perm. Alexey has spoken at Russian and international conferences, taken part in international research competitions, and graduated with honours. Here he shares his impressions about his work and studies at HSE with us.
Alexey says he spent the four years in a family-like atmosphere, surrounded by lecturers and classmates who were both intelligent and kind. During his second year, Alexey was writing a paper supervised by Anna Bykova, research fellow at the International Laboratory of Intangible-driven Economy. It was then that Angel Barajas, Professor at the University of Vigo, came to the HSE to give a talk on sports economics. His lecture made quite an impression on Alexey.
'Sports economics seemed very interesting, since I've been a keen footballer since childhood,' Alexey said. 'I had the opportunity to combine my hobby and my profession, since the International Laboratory of the Intangible-driven Economy was conducting research in sports economics. I started working on a project looking at the impact of football sponsorship on the value of sponsor companies’ shares. I worked with Julia Naidenova on that project.’
Alexey started working at the laboratory as an assistant, and after graduation continued as a researcher in sports economics.
‘Our work at the laboratory is very special because a great deal depends on your own effort. This is a young and dynamically developing project,’ Alexey said. ‘This kind of work gives you the opportunity to study something you are really interested in. In addition, you get the opportunity to present your ideas internationally and to discuss them with the finest professionals in the field. I’ve already participated in an international conference in Belgium.’