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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.


May 26 18:00

May, 26 — regular seminar

Topic: “Understanding Public Support for the Right to Euthanasia: Structure of Public Discourse, Values, Traditional Religiosity and Trust”
Speaker: Maksim Rudnev(Leading Research Fellow at the Laboratory for Comparative Studies in Mass Consciousness; Associate Professor at theFaculty of Social Sciences, HSE)


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.



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.


May 6, 2016

Trust and Corruption Perceptions in Russia

The fourth day of the 6th LCSR International Workshop started with the key lecture of the prominent LCSR expert- Professor Eric Uslaner. His lecture “Trust and Corruption Perceptions in Russia” covered the issue of generalized trust in Russia and its influence on the attitude of Russia’s population towards corruption.


May 4, 2016

Infant Mortality in the World-System

Professor Scott Frey was one of key lecturers at the 6th LCSR International Workshop. His report was devoted to one of the most discussed topics: “Infant Mortality in the World-System: The Cross-National Evidence.”


May 3, 2016

Democracy Misunderstood

On 20 April 2016, during the 6th International Research Workshop, the LCSR Chief Research Fellow Prof. Christian Welzel gave the special lecture “Democracy Misunderstood: Authoritarian Notions of Democracy around the Globe”.


Apr 27, 2016

Decreasing Labor-Labor Exchange Rate

The LCSR staff prepared a review of Andranik Tangian`s lecture «Decreasing Labor-Labor Exchange Rate as a Cause of Inequality Growth», which was presented on the Sixth LCSR International Workshop.


Apr 27, 2016

Trust, Cooperation and Development

The LCSR staff prepared a review of Timur Kuran`s lecture «Trust, Cooperation and Development: Historical Roots», which was presented on the Sixth LCSR International Workshop.


Apr 24, 2016

New Video about the Conference

Prof. Christian Welzel (LCSR Chief Research Fellow) and Anna Nemirovskaya (LCSR Senior Research Fellow) gave a speech regarding the April conference.