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About Us

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.


Jul 25–Aug 3

Summer School-2015

LCSR is pleased to announce the 5th Summer School on “Introduction to Factorial Design and Data Visualization with R”. The school will take place in July 25 – August 3, 2015 in Voronovo, Moscow. Deadline for registration:  April 20, 2015.


Nov 15–20

5th International Annual Research Conference “Cultural and Economic Changes under Cross-national Perspective”

LCSR NRU HSE announces a call for the 5th International Annual Research Conference “Cultural and Economic changes under cross-national perspective”, which will take place from November 15 - 20, 2015, in Moscow. The deadline for application is August 15, 2015.



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May 8, 2015

New LCSR partner!

LCSR signed partnership agreement with SESRI (the Social and Economic Survey Research Institute), Qatar University.


May 6, 2015

More materials available on WVS website!

World Value Survey website has been updated to include the first official release of the WVS 1981-2014 longitudinal file.


May 3, 2015

OPEC.ru published an article about Peter Meylakhs` research

OPEC.ru published an article about new research conducted by Peter Meylakhs, senior research fellow of LCSR (Saint-Petersburg). The article is titled "Russian Drug Users are not Afraid of HIV Threat".


Apr 30, 2015

HSE is included in QS World University Ranking by subject

HSE is included in QS World University Ranking as one of the world`s top universities in the subject "development studies" ("51-100"). HSE is the only Russian university that was announced as one of the best in this category.


Apr 28, 2015

WVSA Expert Meeting

The joint IDEA, UN and WVSA Expert Meeting “Monitoring the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, targets and indicators: The role of social surveys” was held in New York. Tatiana Karabchuk participated in the meeting as Principal Invistigator from HSE and LCSR.


Apr 20, 2015

Interview with Eric Uslaner in "Gazeta.ru"

The lecture by Eric Uslaner (University of Maryland) titled "The Historical Roots of Corruption" gained attention in Russian mass media. "Gazeta.ru" conducted an interview with the professor regarding his opinion about different aspects of corruption issue.


Apr 20, 2015

An interview with Marharita Fabrikant in `Kommersant.ru`

An interview with Marharita Fabrikant, associate researcher of LCSR, was published on the website of Russian newspaper "Kommersant”. An article is titled "How education prevents the formation of national pride."


Apr 18, 2015

The overview of LCSR-EBES training methodological workshop

A week-long training methodological workshop "Economic and Social Changes: values effects across Eurasia” on advanced quantitative methods in comparative studies came to a close on April 6, we have prepared a brief overview of it. The workshop included presentations by the members of LCSR and EBES, series of practical workshops, and reports of the participants. The presentations are available online.