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HSE’s Ranking in SSRN: June 2012

The Social Science Research Network has published its university rankings for June.

The Higher School of Economics has, for the first time, improved every single one of its indicators.

Over the last month the number of university authors who have published their papers on SSRN has grown again. The HSE is in 5th place among 1500 socio-economic universities, departments and research centers based on this indicator.

In addition to this, the HSE is now among the top 10 universities by the number of new papers added over the last 12 months and among the top 50 by the number of new papers downloaded. In June the university improved its position in terms of the number of citations from 197th to 150th. And in the ranking which reflects statistics since the SSRN website was created, the HSE is now in 74th position by the number of papers and 94th place by the number of downloads.

The leader, in terms of the number of views and downloads among working papers, was the work by Gaaitzen J. de Vries,  Abdul A. Erumban,  Marcel P. Timmer, Ilya B. Voskoboynikov and Harry X. Wu ‘Deconstructing The BRICs: Structural Transformation and Aggregate Productivity Growth’ published as part of the series in Economics. Working papers by Anna Lukiyanova on ‘Effects of Minimum Wages on the Russian Wage Distribution’ and Nadezhda Lebedeva, Peter Schmidt ‘Values and Attitudes towards Innovation among Canadian, Chinese and Russian Students’ have also proved particularly popular and moved up to 6th and 8th place respectively in the ranking among the HSE programme of fundamental research working papers.

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is HSE University’s ranking in terms of salaries of graduates employed in the field of economics and finance. The ranking was prepared by Superjob.ru research centre based on a study of the average income of young professionals who graduated from 2013–2018.

HSE Boasts the Best English Website among Russian Universities

HSE University has maintained its leading position in the ranking compiled by the Russian Council for International Affairs. The ranking evaluated the websites of 65 Russian universities. HSE was awarded 104 points out of 108, increasing its position by 11 points on last year. HSE's closest rival ranked a further 17 points behind, which is a larger gap than previously.


place is where HSE’s English-language website ranked in the Russian International Affairs Council’s (RIAC) list of the best English-language websites of Russian universities. The ranking included 45 different Russian universities.


was the number of additional subject areas covered by HSE researchers’ articles that were published in Web of Science journals in 2014.

HSE among world’s top 10 most open universities

The July edition of the Webometrics world university ranking has been published, and the Higher School of Economics has moved from 790th place to 781st overall and from 72nd place to 8th for openness.

LCSR Research Fellow’s Article Published in Online International Journal

A new article by Kirill Zhirkov, a Research Fellow with the HSE Laboratory for Comparative Social Research, was published recently online in the international peer-reviewed journal Conflict Management and Peace Science.

‘Innovation: Superpowered invention’ by Leonid Gokhberg and Dirk Meissner published in Nature

In the article the scientists compare accounts on the trajectory of innovation in Russia and the USA.

HSE Leads in SSRN Rankings

The Social Science Research Network (SSRN) publishes a monthly ranking of research centers and universities in the social and economic sciences. According to the results of the first quarter of 2013, the HSE ranks first for the number of registered authors publishing their papers on the SSRN site. Over the year, their number has more than doubled: from 117 to 272.

‘Foresight-Russia’, issue 1, 2013

The latest issue of the ‘Foresight-Russia’ journal is out.

HSE’s 12 Most Interesting Research Papers of 2012 in English and Russian

Deals on government commissions, the anti-corruption declaration, job creators and job destroyers, trust, talent and institutions, the economy of Runet, the Russian internet; the most curious and useful research for economic policy carried out by HSE over the last year.