A week-long training methodological workshop 'Economic and Social Changes: values effects across Eurasia' on advanced quantitative methods in comparative studies took place in April. The workshop was jointly organized by the Eurasia Business and Economics Society (EBES), Turkey, and HSE's Laboratory for Comparative Social Research. The workshop included presentations by the members of LCSR and EBES, series of practical workshops, as well as reports of the participants.
A new paper by Eduard Ponarin (co-authored with Vasiliy Usenko, Sergey Svirin, and Yan Shchekaturov), 'Impact of Some Types of Mass Gatherings on Current Suicide Risk in an Urban Population: Statistical and Negative Binominal Regression Analysis of Time Series' has been published in an open access, peer-reviewed international journal, BMC Public Health.
The HSE Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (LCSR) is hosting the 3rd Annual LCSR Conference from 12th - 16th November 2013, in Moscow. Dr. Malina Voicu from GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences Data Archive for the Social Sciences (DAS), gave a special interview for the HSE news service before the conference.