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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 Study in Russia, and the partner of Eurasian Monitor!

You can find more detailed information about the Laboratory in the section "about LCSR".


Apr 18–22

6th LCSR International Workshop

The Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (HSE) announces a call for the 6th LCSR International Workshop “Trust, Social capital and Values in a Comparative Perspective”, which will be held within the XVII April International Academic Conference of NRU HSE on April 18 – April 22, 2016  in Moscow, Russia. The submission deadline is January 25, 2016.


Jul 31–Aug 12

Summer School-2016

LCSR is pleased to announce the 6th Summer School on “Latent Growth Curve Models for Longitudinal Data (based on SEM course)”. The school will take place in July 31– August 12, 2016,  in  Voronovo, Moscow. Deadline for registration:  April 20, 2016.



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Feb 4, 2016

LCSR lunched new project "The organization and support of international scientific conferences"

LCSR announces the call for students to take part in a new project titled "The organization and support of international scientific conferences". The supervisors of the project are Ekaterina Kuldina and Anna Almakaeva.


Jan 22, 2016

Inequality and Modernization

New article by Ronald Inglehart (Scientific Supervisor of LCSR) titled "Inequality and Modernization. Why Equality Is Likely to Make a Comeback" was published in the recent issue of "Foreign Affairs".


Jan 17, 2016

The results of 2015!

NRU HSE has summarized the academic results of 2015. We congratulate the LCSR colleagues whose articles were announced in the list of the best researches.


Dec 21, 2015

New fellow of the German National Academy of Sciences

Professor Christian Welzel has been appointed as a fellow of the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina). Congratulations!


Dec 16, 2015

Nationalism in the USSR

New article by Andrey Shcherbak (LCSR Senior Research Fellow) titled "Nationalism in the USSR: a historical and comparative perspective" was published in the recent issue of "Nationalities Papers: The Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity".


Dec 3, 2015

Alejandro Moreno`s lectures at the Faculty of Social Sciences

From 19 to 26 of November Alejandro Moreno gave a series of lectures on the election polling, voting behavior, campaign effects and political attitudes in Latin American countries. The presentation and video are available online!


Dec 2, 2015

How ethnic structure affects civil conflict

New article by Alexander Kustov (LCSR Associate Researcher) titled "How ethnic structure affects civil conflict: A model of endogenous grievance" was published in Conflict Management and Peace Science.


Nov 30, 2015

Work Ethic among Muslims and Protestants

New article by Anna Shirokanova (LCSR Senior Research Fellow) titled "A comparative study of work ethic among Muslims and Protestants: Multilevel evidence" was published in Social Compass, December issue.