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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.


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Nov 10, 2014

IV LCSR Annual Conference has started

Today, on the 10th of November, the 4th International Annual Research Conference (2014): “Cultural and Economic changes under cross-national perspective” has started in St. Petersburg.


Oct 31, 2014

Сonference «Integrating Genetics and Social Sciences-2014» (Boulder, Colorado, USA)

Andrey Shcherbak shared his experience about trip to the conference.


Oct 10, 2014

Aging of population in Europe - a challenge that society has to accept

A new book by Julia Zelikova (LCSR research fellow) “Ageing Europe:  Demography, Politics, Sociology”. We congratulate Julia!


Oct 8, 2014

Happiness in Russia: 1981-2012

Christian Welzel (a leading professor of LCSR) delivered a report on “Happiness in Russia, 1981-2012” at the Yegor Gaidar Foundation.


Oct 8, 2014

Labor force of Central Asia

On the 9th of October Tatiana Karabchuk will present a project on the EDB conference.


Oct 7, 2014

GESIS Summer School on Survey Methodology

Marharyta Fabrykant shares her experience about attending GESIS summer school


Sep 30, 2014

Eduard Ponarin has been promoted to Tenure Professor

We congratulate Eduard!


Sep 25, 2014

Utrecht Summer School 

Veronica Kostenko shared her experience of participating in the Utrecht Summer School