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About Us

Welcome to the website of the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research!

LCSR was established within the National Research University Higher School of Economics in November 2010. The scientific adviser of LCSR is professor Ronald Inglehart (University Of Michigan), a prominent American sociologist and political scientist, the founder of post-materialism theory, and author of more than 225 scientific papers. LCSR is the only official partner and representative of World Values Survey and European Values Survey in Russia, and the partner of Eurasian Monitor!

You can find more detailed information about the Laboratory in the section “about LCSR”.


Dec 3 18:00

December, 3 — regular seminar

Topic: “Social and Political Trust in Latin America and Sub Saharan Africa”
Speakers: Anna Almakaeva (Senior Research Fellow, LCSR, HSE), Natalia Soboleva (LCSR, Research Fellow), Irina Vartanova (Institution for Futures Studies, Stockholm, Sweden)


Apr 18–22 2016

6th LCSR International Workshop

The Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (HSE) announces a call for the 6th LCSR International Workshop “Trust, Social capital and Values in a Comparative Perspective”, which will be held within the XVII April International Academic Conference of NRU HSE on April 18 – April 22, 2016  in Moscow, Russia. The submission deadline is January 15, 2016


Jul 31–Aug 12

Summer School-2016

LCSR is pleased to announce the 6th Summer School on “Latent Growth Curve Models for Longitudinal Data (based on SEM course)”. The school will take place in July 31– August 12, 2016,  in  Voronovo, Moscow. Deadline for registration:  April 20, 2016.



Sep 1

GESIS Computational Social Science Winter Symposium 2015

LCSR introduces an opportunity to apply for the 2nd GESIS Computational Social Science Winter Symposium 2015, which will be held in Cologne, Germany in December.


Nov 5–Jan 31

December Winter School in Social Science

The registration for December and February Winter schools organized by the Faculty of Social Sciences, HSE is open! LCSR is going to organize a section on comparative social research in December Winter School.



Nov 26, 2015

Presentations and video are available online!

Fifth LCSR International Annual Research Conference came to a close. We are glad to announce that the majority of presentations and the video of key lectures are available online !


Nov 21, 2015

Impression on the Fifth LCSR International Conference!

5th International Annual Research Conference “Cultural and Economic changes under cross-national perspective” successfully ended on Friday, November 20th. We were happy to see many old friends, colleagues and new participants in our LCSR network.


Nov 21, 2015

An interview with Christian Haerpfer

Christian Haerpfer, President of the World Values Association, has talked to HSE News Service about the World Values Survey and about the preparations underway for its new wave.


Nov 20, 2015

Remittances: Central Asia and global experience

This Thursday, November 19, the Russian Council on International Affairs (INF) in conjunction with the United Nations Development Programme held a public webinar "Remittances: Central Asia and global experience" on. The Experts were Tatiana Karabchuk (LCSR HSE), Mihail Peleah (UNDP), Sergey Ryazantsev (ISPR RAS).


Nov 18, 2015

Public lecture by Ronald Inglehart

On 17th of November Ronald Inglehart gave a public lecture titled "Why do sociologists, psyhologists, economists and political scientists study the values?" in the Center for Digital October, Moscow.


Nov 17, 2015

First day of the conference!

5th International Annual Research Conference started this Monday in HSE, Moscow. The first day of the conference showed that the event attracted the record number of scientists from foreign countries, ranging from Argentina to Japan and the Middle East!


Nov 17, 2015

A human life is "priceless" or does not cost anything?

Lenta.ru published an interview with Tatiana Karabchuk, Deputy Director of LCSR and one of the HSE experts. The main topic of the discussion was the estimation of loss from car accidents in Russia.


Nov 15, 2015

World Values Survey Association meeting

World Values Survey Association (WVSA) had a successful meeting of the Executive Committee and Scientific Advisory Committee held at the Higher School of Economics (HSE), November 13-14, 2015.