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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 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



Aug 8, 2014

Sociologists in the Land of the Rising Sun

Alla Marchenko and Dmytro Khutkyy's impressions of the XVIII ISA World Congress 


Aug 1, 2014

Pension Mobility within the Eurasian Economic Union and the CIS

Joint report of the World Bank and Eurasian Development bank prepared in collaboration with the LCSR


Jul 27, 2014

Christian Welzel received the 2014 Stein Rokkan Prize!

in recognition of his book «Freedom Rising»


Jul 6, 2014

State Formation and Frontier Society: An Empirical Examination

A new working paper by Roberto Foa and Anna Nemirovskaya


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