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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”.


Oct 15 18:00

October, 15 — regular seminar

Topic: “The “Bin Laden Effect”: News and American Public Opinion about Terrorism Policies”
Speaker: Dr. Erik Nisbet (Ohio State University)


Nov 16–20

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

LCSR (HSE) with support from Social Science Faculty (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 16 - 20, 2015, in Moscow. The deadline for registration is October 30, 2015.



Aug 11

Junior Sociologists Network

LCSR recommends to join the Junior Sociologists Network of the International Sociological Association to know more about research associate opportunities, PhD workshops and other relevant information.


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 15

XVII April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development

Registration to the conference XVII April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development with presenting a paper has started. Deadline for submission is November 11, 2015.



Sep 3, 2015

Interview with Ronald Inglehart

"BRICS Business Magazine" interviewed prof. Ronald Inglehart, the scientific supervisor of LCSS. Professor shared his views on the way values ​​have been developing throughout the world, and commented on the situation in individual countries.


Aug 5, 2015

Impression on the 5th LCSR Summer School!

As the 5th LCSR Summer School on “Introduction to Factorial Design and Data Visualisation with R” came to a close on August 3, participants commented on their experience and shared their impressions. The invited lecturers, LCSR`s associate researches and students of the Master Program in Comparative Social Research provided their opinions about the event.


Jul 26, 2015

The first working day in Voronovo

The 5th LCSR Summer School started this Saturday in Voronovo, Moscow. The renown scientists, many graduate students and young researchers from various fields within social sciences came here to meet and discuss their scientific interests and progress in projects.


Jul 23, 2015

Summer School on Eurasian Economic Integration

Anna Nemirovskaya, Senior Research Fellow at LCSR, supervised a group of participants and facilitated group discussions at the Summer School on "Eurasian Economic Integration: Priorities, Perspectives and Tools", held on 13–18 July in Moscow by the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) in collaboration with the Russian Council on International Affairs.


Jul 22, 2015

Announcement for LCSR summer school participants!

The time for the LCSR Summer school is coming. The internet connection in Voronovo is not very fast. For this reason we strongly recommend to install the list of the packages in R beforehand. 


Jul 21, 2015

ESRA 15 Conference in Iceland

The 6th conference of the European Survey Research Association titled “Reykjavik is the Capital of Parsimony” took place in Reykjavik, Iceland. Among the LCSR members who presented at ESRA 15, there were four staff members and three associate researchers.


Jul 18, 2015

Exploratory Data Analysis with R

We are happy to recommend you a useful book on R-programming titled  "Exploratory Data Analysis with R".


Jul 17, 2015

The Dark Side of Chinese Growth

New article by Stefano Bartolini (University of Siena, Italy) and Francesco Sarracino (LCSR Senior Associate Researcher) titled "The Dark Side of Chinese Growth: Declining Social Capital and Well-Being in Times of Economic Boom" was published in World Development.