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

The Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (LCSR) was established within the Higher School of Economics, a National Research University, in November 2010, when professors Ronald Inglehart and Eduard Ponarin were awarded a mega-grant by the government of the Russian Federation. According to Resolution No. 220, the purpose of the grant is ‘to attract leading scientists to Russian institutions of higher learning’ (contract number 11.G34.31.0024; purpose: economics, sociology, and international research).

The LCSR aims at developing rigorous quantitative and comparative (cross-country and cross-regional) studies in Russian social science. The joint effort of international and Russian scholars within the Laboratory will bring comparative sociology in the Higher School of Economics to the forefront of international research. The focus of research will be on comparative studies of social change – the analysis of cross-sectional and longitudinal data.


Aug 15 23:00

Call for LCSR Associate Senior Researcher

Deadline for Application is August 15th, 2014


Aug 15 23:00

Call for LCSR Associate Researchers

Deadline for Application is August 15th, 2014



Jul 28 22:00

14th EBES Conference

Barcelona, Spain, October 23-25, 2014


Aug 31 23:00

Sociologies of Everyday Life. Sociology (a journal of the British Sociological Association) Special Issue

Sociology (a journal of the British Sociological Association) Special Issue. The deadline for submissions is  August 31, 2014


Oct 28 22:00

15th EBES Conference

Lisbon, Portugal, January 8-10, 2014



Jul 1, 2014

Categorical data analysis

4th LSCR Summer School has started!


May 27, 2014

Over-education among Immigrants in Europe: The Value of Civic Involvement

Nicolas Griesshaber's article at the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies


May 25, 2014

At the heart of Eurasia

LCSR researchers took part in the VII Astana Economic Forum and Joint ASEEES/CESS Regional Conference


May 22, 2014

General  Assembly of the World Values Survey Association

Tatiana Karabchuk shares her impressions


May 20, 2014

European Identity in Russian Regions Bordering Finland

A report by Igor Okunev and Alexey Domanov at the regular LCSR seminar