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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 25–Aug 5

Summer School-2016

LCSR is pleased to announce the 6th LCSR Summer School. The school will take place in July 25– August 5, 2016, in Moscow, Russia. Deadline for registration:  May 15, 2016.


Sep 15–17

WAPOR regional conference

LCSR is pleased to announce the WAPOR regional conference "Survey Research and the Study of Social and Cultural Change". The conference will take place in September 15– 17, 2016, in Moscow, Russia. Deadline for registration:  May 10, 2016.



Oct 26–28

16th Aleksanteri Conference: Life and Death in Russia

Call for Papers for the 16th Aleksanteri Conference, Life and Death in Russia is open! The conference will take place in Helsinki on 26-28 October 2016. Deadline for application is 15 May 2016.



Jul 25, 2016

The 6th LCSR Summer School Started in Moscow

Today the participants of the 6th LCSR International Summer School got started to learning.


Jul 11, 2016

WAPOR Regional Conference Key Speakers

The list of the WAPOR 2016 Regional Conference key speakers is now available on the site.


Jul 7, 2016

Anna Shirokanova – on the ASEEES Summer Convention

LCSR senior research fellow Anna Shirokanova has presented at the ASEEES Summer Convention. She shares her experience.


Jul 6, 2016

Eduard Ponarin is one of the HSE's best teachers!

According to the results of the university-wide poll "Best Teachers of HSE" Eduard D. Ponarin became one of the best teachers of the Faculty of Social Sciences.


Jul 4, 2016

6th LCSR Summer School program is available online

Program of the 6th LCSR Summer School is published on the Laboratory site. The school will be held in July 25 – August 5, 2016, in Moscow, Russia.


May 25, 2016

Historical Roots of Corruption

LCSR staff organized the round table devoted to the "Historical Roots of Corruption" within the framework of the conference "Education and Global Cities: Horizons for Contemporary University". After the event, Russian newspaper 'Izvestia' conducted an interview with Professor Eric Uslaner regarding his research on corruprtion.


May 18, 2016

Phd Positions!

Leuphana University of Lüneburg (Germany) has announced a call for applications for a total of 14 PhD scholarships. The doctoral program is titled "Democracies under Stress" and aims to be inter-disciplinary.


May 7, 2016

Estimation bias due to duplicated observations

The LCSR staff prepared a summary of Francesco Sarracino`s lecture «Estimation bias due to duplicated observations: A Monte Carlo simulation», which was presented on the Sixth LCSR International Workshop.